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Design Defects, Not Pilot Error, Caused Plane Crash That Injured 2, Expert Says in Trial Against Manufacturer

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 2, 2018 2:23:48 PM

 

Donald Sommer demonstrates why he believes a low fuel warning light would not trigger following the unporting of fuel in a Socata TBM 700/850 plane. Blaine and Cynthia McCaleb were injured when their Socata crashed following the unporting of its fuel in a sideslip maneuver. 


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Fort Lauderdale, FL— An aircraft accident reconstruction expert wrapped three days of testimony Thursday with a sometimes tense back-and-forth over what led to a 2014 crash that injured two, as trial against the plane’s manufacturer continued through its first full week. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, Florida, Aviation

Trial Begins Against Plane Manufacturer Over Crash That Injured Two

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 26, 2018 2:54:39 PM

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Fort Lauderdale, FL— Attorneys Thursday debated whether defective design or pilot error caused a 2014 plane crash that seriously injured a Georgia couple, as trial opened against the plane’s manufacturer. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.

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Topics: McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, Aviation, Florida, product liability

Milliken Accused of Fault for Deadly Georgia Plane Crash, as Trial Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 9, 2018 10:29:45 AM

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Atlanta—Milliken & Company is to blame for the deadly crash that followed a plane’s collision with a utility pole on the company’s land, an attorney for the family of one of five people killed in the wreck claimed Tuesday, as trial opened against the company. McCorkle, et al. v. Milliken & Company, 15EV000163. 

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Topics: McCorkle v. Milliken & Company, Aviation, Georgia

Milliken & Company to Face Trial Next Week Over Deadly Georgia Plane Crash, CVN to Cover Live

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 3, 2018 8:00:55 PM

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Atlanta—Milliken & Company faces its first trial next week in a series of related cases stemming from a February 2013 plane crash that killed five. McCorkle, et al. v. Milliken & Company, 15EV000163.

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Topics: McCorkle v. Milliken & Company, Georgia, Aviation, Premises Liability