Wed, Feb 18, 2009
Plane Impacted Vacation Home On Oregon Coast
Relatives of the victims of the
August 2008 downing of a Cessna 172 near Gearhart, OR have filed
suit against the estate of the plane's pilot, the pilot's employer,
and the owners of the rental home the plane crashed into.
As ANN reported, the rented Skyhawk impacted a
vacation home in the small coastal community early in the morning
of August 4. Both the pilot and passenger onboard the aircraft were
killed, as were three children inside the home. Three more people
on the ground were seriously injured.
In its Preliminary Report, the NTSB notes that dense,
low-hanging fog was reported near the accident site, with a thick
overcast layer at 300 feet. Though the plane's pilot, Jason
Ketcheson, was instrument rated, no IFR flight plan had been
The Oregonian newspaper reports the lawsuit cites a preliminary
FAA toxicology report showing Ketcheson was flying under the
influence of the prescription drug Ambien. The suit asserts the
pilot was negligent in operating a motor vehicle while taking the
powerful prescription sleep aid.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for the death of
10-year-old Julia Reimann, and severe injuries suffered by her
mother, brother and sister. The Reimanns had just arrived at the
rental home for the start of a two-week vacation with their
extended family at the coastal community.
The suit also alleges the owners of the rental home, Greg and
Nancy Marshall, failed "to ensure that all bedroom and second floor
windows opened." The three children killed in the accident -- Julia
Reimann, and her cousins Hesam Farrar Masoudi and Grace Masoudi --
were in the upstairs room when the plane crashed into the home.
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