Family Of Plane Crash Man Awarded Four Million Dollars


The family of a man that was killed in a plane crash in 2002 have been awarded four million dollars by a jury following a week long court case in West Carroll Parish. It is thought that the award is one of the largest civil settlements in the area’s history.

The Monroe businessman, Robert Young, died in 2002, and the jury ordered the manufacturer of the engine of the plane, Teledyne Continental Motors, to pay his surviving family the four million dollars in damages and compensation.

Young had been killed in his Beechcraft Baron twin engine aircraft, which came down in a field close to Oak Grove. His family claimed that the accident occurred due to a faulty engine. Young was the only occupant in the aircraft when it crashed.

Following the verdict, which came late on Friday night, the family of the deceased fifty seven year old expressed their thanks to the jury and the witnesses that had been involved in the case.


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