Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Wilson v. Piper Aircraft Corp
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Decedents died in an airplane crash, and surviving family members brought an action alleging that the crash was caused by engine failure resulting from carburetor icing, and that the deaths were caused in part by injuries that resulted from certain design features in the rear passenger compartment. Specifically, Plaintiffs contended, that the use of carburetor rather than fuel injection, and the absence of a carburetor heat gauge were fundamental defects in the plane’s design. They submitted evidence to support these allegations, and the jury found for Plaintiffs.
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