News Anchor Killed During Stunt Plane Assignment Due to Engine Malfunction
A stunt plane accident killed a News anchor while on assignment. The family of the deceased is suing the plane’s owner and engine manufacturer for unspecified damages. The crash happened due to an engine malfunction that killed the anchor and the pilot.
About A Private Plane Accident
Many think flying is safer than driving. For commercial planes, this can be the case. However, this isn’t the case for general aviation or private planes. Last year, almost 500 people died in private plane accidents. This could be due to pilot error, fuel shortage, or bad landings. Bad landings are the most common cause of non-fatal private plane accidents. Fatality risk rises with worse weather. If a pilot is using his instruments since he can’t see, the risk actually is greater.
Stunt Plane Crash
The family of the deceased News anchor has filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of Drug Fighters Enterprises and Lycoming Engines. The lawsuit alleges that the cause of the crash was a defective engine, and the plane should have never taken off. The crash also killed the pilot, who had delayed the takeoff due to mechanical problems. The family insists that Drug Fighters Enterprises failed to maintain good condition of the engine. Then, they insist the company knew about the problems. However, they allowed the aircraft to fly.
Also, the design of Lycoming Engines is unreasonably dangerous. There are safer alternative designs available, yet the company doesn’t manufacture them as frequently. A Federal Aviation Administration statement said the two-seater plane was a 1983 Aerotek Pitts S-2B aircraft. It crashed in an empty field and caught on fire. Numerous emergency responders came to the scene, however, both perished in the crash.
A catastrophic plane crash or accident causes mental and physical suffering. Many describe panic, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and survivor’s guilt. These feelings can change a person for the rest of his or her life. This is why it is important to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable complex litigation attorney. We will fight to recover damages owed after this devastating accident. Our consultations are free. Contact us today.