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Reserve, NM - Linda Pecotte Dies in Plane Crash in Sheep Basin

October 16, 2021
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Reserve, NM (October 16, 2021) - A pilot was killed and two passengers injured after a plane crash near Reserve on Friday, October 15. 

The incident took place in Sheep Basin early that morning. At around 11 a.m., a small plane crashed in Catron County. According to the New Mexico State Police, Linda Pecotte of Silver City was killed in the accident. 

Two passengers on board were also injured. At this time, no updates on their conditions have been provided. No additional information on the fatal incident has been released at this time. 

An ongoing investigation is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Aviation Accidents in New Mexico

In 2018, the number of small aviation crashes in the United States increased dramatically. The majority of fatal aviation accidents involve small private planes. For the first time in over two years, an estimated 48 people were killed in plane crashes across the country in 2018, bringing the fatality rate to one per 100,000 flying hours. Those dealing with a deadly plane crash can contact a Reserve wrongful death lawyer to discuss legal compensation. 

Many people are concerned about their physical and mental health following a plane accident for both financial and emotional reasons. If accident victims file a claim and obtain compensation from a competent personal injury attorney in Reserve, they will learn more about their legal options and rights.

After an accident, the sooner you file a claim, the better. Without the assistance of an attorney, dealing with a large insurance company nearly invariably results in delays and other problems. Dealing with a personal injury claim could be complicated by a medical concern. After an accident, you must move swiftly and correctly to protect your right to compensation.

Plane Crash Attorneys in Reserve

Personal injury victims are entitled to quick assistance in recovering control of their lives. Will Ferguson & Associates is a personal injury litigation firm dedicated to obtaining the compensation that victims are entitled to. Our legal team will take all necessary steps to ensure that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled under the law. We'll do everything we can to find and prosecute anyone who has caused you damage. Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can talk about your refund options.

Contact a Reserve personal injury lawyer at (505) 243-5566 if you've been injured in an accident caused by another person's carelessness or negligence.

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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