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St Bernard Parish, LA – Fisherman Killed, 2 Injured In Chandeleur Sound Plane Crash

St Bernard Parish, LA (August 18, 2019) – A plane crash occurred on Sunday, August 18, that resulted in one death and two injuries. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans was notified of the incident around 2:46 p.m. Bourgeois Fishing Charters, a fishing charter company, had lost contact with one of its seaplanes, which contained three passengers. 

Two passengers were initially found and were taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans. One of these victims, identified as Theophile Bourgeois, was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital. The third individual was found soon after and taken to the medical facility.

The story is still developing at this time. An investigation is underway by local officials into the cause of the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Theophile Bourgeois at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Louisiana Area Airplane Crashes

St Bernard Parish, LA - Fisherman Killed, 2 Injured In Chandeleur Sound Plane CrashAirplane crashes have the potential to be deadly. More often than not, these crashes are caused by engine failure, equipment malfunction, or general human error. Private planes are involved in around 97 percent of all aviation accidents in the United States. 

Those injured in a plane crash will likely have a long path toward recovery. Sadly, many people are killed in airplane crashes, and the surviving family may find themselves in a difficult financial situation. These unexpected damages can be found compensable with the help of an experienced Baton Rouge personal injury attorney.

For over 26 years, Fisher Injury Lawyers has been representing the residents of Louisiana after losing a loved one in a crash. We understand that the recovery process can be difficult, and we are here to help. If you have lost a family member in an accident caused by another’s negligence, call us today at (225) 766-1234.

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Disclaimer: Fisher Injury Lawyers is an involved member of our local community, and as such, our intent is always to improve the lives and safety of those in our community. These accidents are a devastating reality of life in our cities and across our state. Our hearts go out to all those affected by them. We hope that by casting a light on these accidents, we will encourage others to take more care in their daily lives to avoid accidents in the future. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information included in them should not be construed as legal or medical advice. If you’ve been involved in an accident, you should contact a qualified attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. We wish the best for all those affected by these accidents. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.