Lawsuit Filed In August '08 C172 Downing | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.26.14 **
** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **

Wed, Feb 18, 2009

Lawsuit Filed In August '08 C172 Downing

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 filed.

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.

FMI: Read The NTSB Preliminary Report

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.26.14)

FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis And Sharing System (ASIAS) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) promotes the open exchange of safety information in order to continuou>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.26.14): Density Altitude

Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.26.14)

“We hope to never see an event like this again, but, we must be prepared." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, on the release of the agency's 30 report on the fire at t>[...]

ANN FAQ: It's Alive! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Headlines for YOUR Desktop!

It's For Real! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Released To ANN Readers, Worldwide For those of you using a windows PC (MAC version in the works... we promise), a new REALTIME News Service fro>[...]

Helicopters Still Flying Tourists Over Hudson River

But Activists Continue To Call For A Ban On The Flights A group of activists in New York and New Jersey are still working to have sightseeing flights over New York City and the Hud>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC