A verdict has been rendered in a wrongful death lawsuit involving allegations of improper repairs to an airplane engine. A widow and her seven children will receive $4 million according to a summary posted by NewsInferno.
Certified Engines Unlimited, Inc. was ordered to pay for negligently “failing to properly inspect, service and repair the aircraft, and for failing to warn the pilot and owner of any defects about which the firm should have known, according to the plaintiff’s complaint.” (MiamiHerald.com 2/14/06)Personal Injury Lawyer
Derek Anthony Leung ran a commercial air charter service transporting workers and equipment to the gold mines of Guyana. He and a passenger were killed in August 1998, when the engine on his Cessna U206 aircraft failed. The plane crashed in the Guyanese jungle.
Leung had sent parts of his engine to Certified Engines Unlimited for repair.
The attorney for Mr. Leung’s widow, Valerie Leung, argued that while doing the repairs, mechanics at Certified Engines Unlimited had accidentally overheated the engine, cracking two of its six cylinders. The mechanics then tried to cover up what had happened by replacing several engine parts without telling anyone about the mishap.