Danuta and Nouri Hijazi Identified in Tragic Riverside Plane Crash After Cheerleading Competition

Danuta and Nouri Hijazi Identified in Tragic Riverside Plane Crash After Cheerleading Competition

ON March 08, 2017

3 passengers killed, one mother-of-four survives plane crash

According to an article from the Daily Mail, a Riverside plane crash late February left the mother of four children the sole survivor in Southern California while her parents and a long-time family friend perished.

Stacey Joanne Pierce, 46, was identified as the sole survivor after the plane crashed in Riverside, California on February 28th, 2017.

The mother is still in critical condition, and the article states that she is not aware that both of her parents were killed in the accident.  Per the article, 90 percent of her body is covered with third degree burns from the incident, and both her legs had to be amputated as a result of the fiery wreck.

The article states that a family friend, Adine Farelas, 22, tragically passed away as a result of the crash after the cheerleading competition in Anaheim, CA.

Pierce’s mother and father were identified as Danuta Hijazi Wojsznarowicz, 67, and Nouri Hijazi, 83, respectively.

One other unidentified woman survived the crash as well, although their name was not yet released.

Riverside Fire officials stated that nobody else on the ground was hurt, although two houses were destroyed and one was damaged.

Furthermore, the article mentions that Stacey’s sister-in-law, Christy Crown, a Las Vegas resident, came to speak to News3LV, stating that the father who was piloting the twin-engine Cessna had been flying planes for 3o to 40 years.

There was no mention of any new information from the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the cause of the crash.  Per the article, public records did show that Hijazi had undergone a medical certification for his pilot’s license in October of last year, although there was no mention of whether or not he had any health issues during the flight.

This tragic wreck is still under investigation by the NTSB, and further information will be reported as it is determined by the investigating authorities.

From The May Firm, our prayers go out to Stacey Pierce and her family, as they go through this tragic time.  There are no words that can describe such an incredible loss.  May the victims find peace and comfort.

If you or a loved one has suffered a loss through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit.  Call The May Firm at 1-844-MAYFIRM today for a free consultation, and speak to one of our attorneys regarding your case.  There are no obligations and there are no costs unless we win your case.  Contact us and see how our family can help yours.