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Plane Crash: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled

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Glandorf, OHThe family of a man who was killed in a plane crash has settled their lawsuit with NASCAR for $2.4 million. The family filed the wrongful death lawsuit after an airplane crash took the lives of 2 people in the plane and 3 people on the ground, who died when the crash started a fire in 2 homes.

The 2 men in the plane had been on a flight from Daytona Beach to Lakeland when they encountered problems 10 minutes into the flight. According to ABC News, a NASCAR report indicated that smoke from an electrical fire incapacitated the two men. The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the plane crash but documentation related to the settlement has been kept sealed.

Engine FireA separate settlement was reached with the family of a woman who died with her infant when the house they were in caught fire from the crash.

Meanwhile, the parents of R&B singer Aaliyah settled their negligence lawsuit regarding her death in a plane crash. The singer and 8 other people were on board the Cessna 402B when it crashed shortly after taking off from the Bahamas. Investigators reported that the plane was overloaded by around 700 lbs, while the company operating the plane did not have permission to fly commercially from the Bahamas. Details of the settlement are being kept confidential.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Spring City Aviation, Inc. alleging that a plane crash that killed 4 people was caused by the "pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the circling approach." The suit further claims that the pilot was inexperienced and tried to land in poor visibility. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Because of the speeds and heights that plane crashes occur at, they are often deadly incidents. Sometimes, both people on the aircraft and those on the ground suffer serious or even fatal injuries. Although some accidents are not preventable, many are. They can be the result many factors, including pilot error, mechanical failure or air traffic control errors.

In such cases, those who are left grieving over the loss of a loved one can file wrongful death, negligence or other lawsuits against the parties responsible for the plane crash. In many plane crashes, there is more than one party responsible for the tragic events. For example, in the case of a mechanical problem, the owner/operator of the plane, the plane's mechanic and the company that manufactured the defective part may all be held liable for the plane crash.

When considering a plane crash lawsuit, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible, to ensure that the evidence is properly preserved. An attorney can also speak to key witnesses to help sort out what happened during the crash. Finally, a lawyer can determine what laws should be used in filing the lawsuit—whether it be state, federal or international laws.

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