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Cessna Plane Crash in Georgia Kills Four

On October 8, 2021, a Cessna P210N Centurion crashed during takeoff at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport outside Atlanta, Georgia, killing a financial firm CEO and three others.

Officials say the fatal Cessna plane crash happened at approximately 1:10 p.m. local time. Eye witnesses say the small plane was only airborne for a few seconds before it fell to the ground, rolled over, and immediately caught fire.

The crash and subsequent fire killed 47-year-old pilot Jonathan Rosen, CEO of Entaire Global Companies. Rosen’s 14-year-old daughter, Allison, was also killed in the crash. The father and daughter were accompanied by 42-year-old Lauren Harrington and 13-year-old Julia Smith, who also perished in the tragic DeKalb crash.

The four victims were flying in a 1978 Cessna P210N Centurion aircraft to Houston, Texas on a personal trip, authorities say.

Victims of DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Crash

Jonathan Rosen was the CEO of Entaire Global Companies. He was passionate about imparting literacy skills to teenagers, founding the Rosen Family Foundation to empower children and adults across the socioeconomic spectrum with the knowledge and skills essential for successful financial decision making. He is survived by his wife Jill, and his daughter, Gabby.

Allison (Allie) Rosen was an eighth-grader who attended Peachtree Middle School. She was a gifted weightlifter who loved rock climbing.

According to the New York Post, Harrington was a longtime assistant to Mr. Rosen at Entaire Global Companies. Smith was one of Alison Rosen’s friends who attended Griffin Middle School.

What Caused the Cessna Crash in Georgia?

Authorities from the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the Georgia plane crash. General aviation crash investigations typically take between 12 and 18 months. Once NTSB has concluded its investigation, the agency will issue a report detailing the cause (or causes) of the DeKalb plane crash, along with any relevant safety recommendations to prevent another crash like this from happening again.

Two days after the crash, a salvaging company moved the destroyed plane to a site for investigators to analyze. NTSB acknowledged that dissecting the remains of the aircraft will be difficult because so much was destroyed in the post-crash fire. Nevertheless, the investigative team will glean what they can from the wreckage.

Of note, NTSB said the 1978 Cessna P210N plane, registered to Algab Holdings LLC, had recently been modified with a Rolls Royce turbine engine. The small plane was also equipped with an additional tank. At the time, authorities say the additional tank was filled with fuel, which why the post-crash fire was so intense. Per the investigative team, NTSB has asked for additional paperwork on the aircraft modification.

Veteran trial attorney Ronald L. M. Goldman has been litigating general aviation cases for more than 50 years. According to Goldman, the investigation will focus on the maintenance records for the Cessna P210N, the aircraft modification, and the actions of the pilot, among other things.

Aviation Attorneys with Decades of Experience Successfully Resolving Cessna Plane Crash Cases

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman accident attorneys have litigated dozens of small plane crash cases involving Cessna aircraft. Since 1990, our firm has worked on the following Cessna aviation accident cases:

Aircraft

Location

Date

Cessna 177

Torrance, California

2019

Cessna 401B

Salters, South Carolina

2017

Cessna 421C Golden Eagle

Huntsville, Texas

2017

Cessna 206

Donnelly, Idaho

2013

Cessna 421C

Shaver Lake, California

2012

Cessna 180J Seaplane

Davant, Louisiana

2010

Cessna 310P vs. Cessna 172N

Long Beach, California

2009

Cessna 172 vs. Cessna 150

Corona, California

2008

Cessna 310

Compton, California

2008

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Indiantown, Florida

2008

Cessna 150M crash

Holly Springs, Mississippi

2000

Cessna 414

Monarch, Montana

2000

Cessna T210M

Marcola, Oregon

1999

Cessna 404

Arusha, Tanzania

1999

Cessna T210N

Hillsboro, Oregon

1998

Cessna 172E Skyhawk

Topeka, Kansas

1997

Cessna 402B

Tampa, Florida

1997

Cessna 172

Eagle River, Alaska

1996

Cessna Super Skywagon 206C

Hartwood Virginia

1996

Cessna 182R vs. Cessna 170A

Proctor, Arkansas

1996

Cessna 152

Long Beach, California

1995

Cessna 172M

Portland, Maine

1995

Cessna 140

Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania

1995

Cessna Cardinal 177RG

South Lake Tahoe, California

1994

Cessna 172N

Prescott, Arizona

1994

Cessna 421B

Valley Park, Missouri

1993

Cessna 172N

Lompoc, California

1993

Cessna 182A

Long Island, New York

1993

Cessna 172

Towanda, Pennsylvania

1993

Cessna 402

Grand Canyon, Arizona

1992

Cessna 310

Everett, Washington

1992

Cessna 172

Tricorner Knob, Tennessee

1992

Cessna 182

McKinleyville, California

1992

Cessna 172 Skyhawk II

Accokeek, Maryland

1992

Cessna 150

Upper Kalskag, Alaska

1992

Cessna 172N

Columbus, Montana

1991

Cessna 172M

Bellingham, Washington

1991

Cessna 402B

Belize

1991

Cessna 150J

New Bern, North Carolina

1991

Cessna 150J

Kure Beach, North Carolina

1991

Cessna C-172

Oregon City, Oregon

1991

Cessna 210

Manassas, Virginia

1990

Cessna 172

Ferry County, Washington

1990

Cessna P210

La Verne, California

1990

Cessna 152

San Luis Obispo, California

1990

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