Cessna Seat Defect Caused Crash: Passengers

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two deaf passengers injured in a 2005 plane crash on Martha's Vineyard have sued the plane's deaf pilot and Cessna Aircraft Company, claiming among other things that a defect in the plane's seat-adjusting mechanism contributed to the crash.

Jeffery Willoughby and his teenage daughter Jessica Willoughby filed suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleging that Cessna “failed to recognize and correct a life-threatening defect in the seat-adjusting mechanism,” failed to warn that there was a risk the seat could...
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