Fri, Oct 13, 2006
Claimant One Of Only Two Survivors Of Accident
A survivor of a Missouri plane crash filed a lawsuit this
week... the fourth such lawsuit connected to the July 29
Steve Parrella, 46, was one of only two survivors from the
downing of a skydiving plane near Sullivan, MO. The crash rendered
Parrella paraplegic... and he is still hospitalized from injuries
sustained in the accident.
The Associated Press reports this is the fourth suit filed as a
result of the accident... and like the three previous filings,
engine maker Pratt & Whitney is named as a defendant.
As Aero-News reported, the
NTSB is focusing its investigation on the DeHavilland DHC-6 Otter's
two turboprop powerplants. A witness said she heard the engine quit
just before the plane came down in her backyard.
Parrella's lawsuit also names Quantum Leap Skydiving Center --
among others -- as defendants.
The suits were brought by Kansas City attorney Gary Robb, who
has also filed suits on behalf of the parents of three other crash
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