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"Widows File Suits in Plane Crash"
July 6, 2007
In the past week one of the widow’s of four men that were killed in a 2006 plane crash, filed a $10 million suit against the Richmond company who performed maintenance on the plane before take-off.
Wives Take Action
The widow of Albert Jacoby Jr., Elizabeth Jacoby, filed the wrongful-death suit against the Richmond Jet Center.
The wives of the three others killed in the crash, Graham Green III, Michael Gus Pappas and Rick Potter, are also taking action on behalf of their late husbands.
Green and Pappas have also individually filed $10 million against Potter’s wife, claiming he was in control of the aircraft and is responsible for its crash.
Who’s to Blame?
While Pappas and Green believe that Potter is to blame for recklessly flying the plane that fateful night as the men returned from a basketball game, there is no evidence of who was in control of the plane at the time of the crash.
Jacoby is accusing the Richmond Jet Center that they were aware of flaws in the plane but still permitted the men to fly.
The manufacturer of the jet and the flight display are also named in the ongoing suit.
Attorneys involved in the suit say that because of the complexity of figuring out exactly how the crash occurred and what caused the accident, this case could continue into next year.
(Source: The Free Lance Star)
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