Families of British Columbia Plane Crash Victims File Lawsuit

August 12th, 2011 | Aviation accident

August 12, 2011 The families of two of the four victims who died in a British Columbia plane crash almost a year ago have filed suit against the pilot’s estate for damages. The crash occurred on August 17, 2010, when a single-engine Piper Comanche went down on Apex Mountain shortly after takeoff. Among the victims… Read More

Illinois Family of 3 Dies in Small Plane Crash

July 25th, 2011 | Other accidents

July 25, 2011 Three family members died on Sunday morning near Rantoul, Illinois, when their single-engine plane went down shortly after takeoff. The family—a 56-year old man, his 47-year-old wife, and 19-year-old daughter—lived and worked in Champaign. The Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette reports that the plane crashed near Rantoul Airport around 9:20 a.m. The family had been… Read More

Key Decision Expected in Buffalo, N.Y. Plane Crash Lawsuits

July 18th, 2011 | Aviation accident

July 18, 2011 A key decision is expected today regarding lawsuits filed by families who lost loved ones when Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo, New York, in 2009. Federal Judge William Skretny tells attorneys that he’ll make an announcement Monday about punitive damages, which are intended to punish companies and prevent future accidents. The issue… Read More

Jury Determines Airplane Manufacturer Not at Fault in Cory Lidle Plane Crash

May 25th, 2011 | Aviation accident

May 24, 2011 The widow of Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle lost a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against a plane manufacturer on Tuesday when a jury decided that her husband died as a result of pilot error and not mechanical failure. Melanie Lidle filed suit against Minnesota’s Cirrus Design Corp., in 2007, alleging that her… Read More