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"Family of Man Hit by Plane Sues"

March 20 , 2007

The family of a man whose mobile home was hit by a plane while he was in it has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the plane’s pilot and the plane’s owner.

Lucien Broussard was killed while he was sitting in his mobile home and a plane owned by LCS Corrections Services crashed into it. The plane’s pilot, Farrell Skelton, and a passenger, John Blackburn, were also killed in the crash.

The Crash

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Broussard’s children, Sheila Broussard Legnon and Kevin Broussard, claims tat Skelton operated the airplane negligently by attempting to land in bad weather without knowing his location in relation to the runway.

An early report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board found that the crash probably occurred as a result of an abandoned landing attempt at the nearby Le Maire Memorial Airport.

The NTSB has not issued a final report on the crash yet.

The Lawsuit

According to the lawsuit, when the plane hit the mobile home, it erupted into flames.

Lucien Broussard suffered third-degree burns over a large portion of his body, including his face, head, back, and upper extremities.

According to the suit, Broussard survived just long enough to dial 911, but soon died “in excruciating and unimaginable pain.”

The lawsuit further claims that the man’s daughter Legnon suffered “serious emotional distress well beyond simple pain and anguish” because she arrived at the scene of the burning mobile home soon after the incident occurred.

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Aviation law is becoming increasingly important, as the number of passengers and airplane flights grows larger. Human mistakes and mechanical difficulties are two of the most common causes of aviation accidents. Our expert aviation accident attorneys can help families and victims of aircraft accidents and help eliminate preventable disasters from occurring in the future.

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