Friday, February 20, 2009

West Virginia Plane Crash Spurs Wrongful Death Suits

In a season that has been marred by multiple airplane accidents and crashes, the surviving family members of several victims killed in a commuter plane crash in West Virginia have filed wrongful death lawsuits.

The small plane took off from Chicago on January 29, 2009, with a planned destination of Florida. However, the plane crashed in a forested area near Kenova, West Virginia, killing six passengers, including a father and daughter who are the focus of the first filed wrongful death claims.

Investigations have not yet revealed the cause of the crash, although low fuel and icy weather conditions have both been named as possible suspects. The suit filed by family members also names a number of negligent acts, such as failing to undertake extensive pre-flight inspections and precautions. The surviving family members are asking for at least $50,000 in damages.

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