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Another lawsuit filed in deadly plane crash

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The wreckage of a small plane crash in North Spirit Lake, Ont. that killed the pilot and three passengers in January, 2012.

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The wreckage of a small plane crash in North Spirit Lake, Ont. that killed the pilot and three passengers in January, 2012.

The family of a passenger killed in a plane crash caused by pilot inexperience, icing conditions and a blizzard at North Spirit Lake is suing the airline and the dead pilot.

In a statement of claim filed last week, Garry Robson, father of 39-year-old Colette Lynn Eisinger, is suing Keystone Air Service and the estate of pilot Fariborz Abasabady on behalf of himself and other members of his daughter’s family, including her child, for damages from the Jan. 10, 2012 crash which killed the pilot and three passengers.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its crash investigation report in November concluding pilot inexperience, icing conditions and a blizzard were some of the factors which caused the twin-engine Piper Navajo Chieftain to drop from the sky and crash two kilometres shy of the runway.

No statement of defence has been filed and the allegations have not been proven in court.

The lawsuit comes one week after another one filed by the flight’s sole survivor, Brian Shead, for damages.

kevin.rollason@freepress.mb.ca

 

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Updated on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:50 PM CST: adds photo

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