Gulfstream IV (Private Flight)

Connect with an attorney

Active case

  • Location: Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
  • Date: May 31, 2014
  • Aircraft: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation G-IV

Motley Rice aviation attorneys are representing family members of a victim involved in the tragic crash of a private Gulfstream IV jet on May 31, 2014, which was carrying seven passengers when it failed to take off from Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA. All seven passengers were lost in the crash, including Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner, Lewis Katz.

About the Gulfstream IV Crash

According to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Gulfstream IV failed to lift off the runway and struck approach lighting and a localizer antenna assembly before stopping in a gully and subsequently catching fire.

Investigation and Probable Cause Theories

While the NTSB investigation has yet to determine a probable cause of the crash, the preliminary report shows that the Gulfstream IV pilots appeared to skip the flight control check before commencing with takeoff.

Motley Rice aviation attorney and former U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo and aviation attorney Jim Brauchle are reviewing information on the crash and have experience with private plane accidents. 

Read more

Boston Globe (June 13, 2014): Pilots may have skipped checklist before Hanscom crash

CNN (June 1, 2014): Philly newspaper owner among dead in private plane crash

ABC News (June 1, 2014): Philadelphia Inquirer Co-Owner Dies in Plane Crash

Contact an Aviation Attorney

If you or someone you know is interested in seeking legal recourse following a tragic private plane crash, please contact Motley Rice aviation attorney and former U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo or aviation attorney James Brauchle by email or call 1.800.868.6456.

See more Aviation

Working with Us

Wondering what happens when you submit a form or give us a call? We spend time gathering information from you, and your initial call is always free.

What's important?

  • Names
  • Dates
  • Timeline of events
  • Related documents
Connect with an attorney 1.800.768.4026