When 20-year-old Darci Scraper accompanied newly licensed helicopter pilot Mark Mahaney on an early-morning aerial tour of the Oklahoma countryside, she was excited about the prospect of getting a bird’s-eye view of her hometown. Sadly, the trip ended in tragedy when the helicopter crashed for unknown reasons, killing both passenger and pilot. The wreckage of the aircraft was found on the banks of a rural creek two days later.
The wrongful death claim brought by Scraper’s parents argued that Mahaney’s family had acted negligently by entrusting the newly minted pilot with access to the aircraft. In support of this claim of negligent entrustment, the Scrapers’ lawyers pointed out that Mark Mahaney had a criminal record that included past charges of public intoxication and driving while intoxicated.
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