Three people have filed a lawsuit against the pilot and owner of a plane, following a 2008 plane crash in which the plane crashed into the house they were in. The plane crash also injured the pilot and a passenger. Named in the lawsuit are Charles Reece, the pilot, and Eureka International, Inc., the owner of the Cessna.
According to the national aviation disaster law firm involved in the lawsuit, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, on April 12, 2008, a Cessna 310Q, on approach to the Compton Airport, suffered a loss of engine power. The plane was headed to Hawthorne Airport when it attempted to make an emergency landing at Compton. The pilot attempted a forced landing, during which the plane crashed into the victims' home.
One of the victims, Regina Hosley-Wright, was in her kitchen during the crash. The force of the plane crash pushed her out of her home and onto her neighbor's front lawn, where she was buried by debris. Hosley-Wright's boyfriend was also in the kitchen at the time of the crash. Both suffered serious injuries. Meanwhile, Hosley-Wright's daughter was in the house when the crash occurred, but was able to get out of the house.
READ MORE PLANE CRASH LEGAL NEWS
The lawsuit against Reece and Eureka seeks unspecified damages. "My clients want accountability," said attorney John Greaves. "Planes aren't supposed to crash into houses. This pilot and company need to take care of the people injured on the ground." The NTSB has not yet issued a probable cause report regarding this plane crash.
The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, South Central District, Compton Branch. For more information on this lawsuit, visit Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman.