6th Circ. Won't Revive Plane Crash Suit Against Textron Unit

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday refused to let two seriously injured plane crash victims pursue defective engine claims against a Textron Systems Corp. subsidiary, ruling that an 18-year limitations period bans the suit because the engine was built in 1978.

Pilot Larry Crouch and passenger Teddy Lee Hudson, who have become paraplegic since their engine lost power and their plane crash-landed in a Kentucky field seven years ago, had claimed they could get around the statute of repose because a newly revised manual was used to...
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