Chicago, Illinois.-A lawsuit arising from the crash which killed three people near Burlington, Wisconsin was filed today by Nolan Law Group in the Circuit Court of Kenosha County. The lawsuit names defendants D&G Supply of Niles, Michigan, Blackhawk Aircraft Maintenance of Janesville, Wisconsin and Precision Airmotive of Seattle Washington. Allegations include product liability and negligence due to a faulty fuel servo on the right engine of the airplane. Nolan Law Group represents the wife and four children of deceased passenger Henry “Herb” Grochowske from Genoa City, Wisconsin.
On September 30, 2004, the privately owned Beech B95A, piloted by Grochowske, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain after takeoff from Burlington Municipal Airport, Burlington, Wisconsin. The aircraft was en route to Westosha Airport, Wilmont, Wisconsin and operating in clear weather conditions. All three passengers died at the scene of the crash.
“Henry Grochowske’s loss of life could have been avoided had the engine parts of this plane been properly overhauled and installed,” says Charles Barnett, attorney of Chicago based Nolan Law Group. “The devastation Mr. Grochowske’s family and the other two passengers’ families have endured is enormous. Accidents like this one can be prevented.”
Suit alleges product liability, negligence and wrongful death against maintenance and service companies as well as against the manufacturer of the original part.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The improper maintenance of the fuel servo resulting in a loose adjustment nut and subsequent failure of the fuel injection servo which led to a complete loss of power on the right engine.
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