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Estate of McLaughlin et al. v. Teledyne Industries, Inc., D/B/A Teledyne Continental Motors and The Cessna Aircraft Company

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A products liability case involving the crash of a Cessna 206 in Anchorage, while it was carrying a number of tourists on a flight seeing tour and experienced engine failure on take off, coupled with pilot error, causing the tragedy. The case included wrongful death claims as well as damages from burns. The suit involved extensive pretrial motion practice and discovery against Cessna, the aircraft manufacturer, and Teledyne, the engine manufacturer. Through exhaustive pre-trial discovery, investigation, depositions and document examination a product defect as to the linkage between the carburetor and the throttle control which caused the crash was discovered and identified with the help of experts. Moreover, evidence was uncovered that Cessna and the engine manufacturer had notice of numerous prior crashes due to the phenomena. Significant settlements were obtained. Product defect as to the linkage between the carburetor and the throttle control which caused the crash was discovered and identified with the help of experts.

Moreover, evidence was uncovered that Cessna and the engine manufacturer had notice of numerous prior crashes due to the phenomena. Significant settlements were obtained.