Mo. Jury Awards $48M To Skydiving Crash Victims

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A Missouri jury on Thursday awarded $48 million to the families of five people killed in a 2006 skydiving plane crash after finding that U.K.-based airplane parts manufacturer Doncasters Inc.'s defective turbine blade contributed to the accident.

The jury added $28 million in punitive damages to the $4 million per plaintiff it awarded on Tuesday, according to a deputy clerk at the court.

The families blamed the July 29, 2006, crash of the de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter on a turbine blade manufactured by Doncasters that...
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