Instructor, Pilot Get $53M For Florida Plane Crash

Law360, New York (July 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Eight years after a plane crash severely injured a Floridian flight instructor and his student, the two men on Thursday won a $53 million jury award against the makers of the airplane, which was found to have a defective carburetor.

In July 1999, Mark Godfrey and his instructor, Nicholas Grace, were flying a Cessna 150 when the engine failed, causing the plane to crash nose-first into a tree near the Ormond Beach, Florida airport. Both men survived, but suffered debilitating head, face and brain injuries....
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