Nolan Law Group Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Mitsubishi’s Defectively Designed MU-2 Aircraft

Chicago, Illinois. – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed yesterday in Oakland County, Michigan on behalf of the Mother of a 33 year old pilot who died when the Mitsubishi MU-2B-36, N201UV, operated by Royal Air Freight Inc. crashed during a freight transport from Hagerstown, Maryland, to Bangor, Maine.

The suit was filed by Chicago based Nolan Law Group and claims at the time that the subject aircraft left the control of the defendant, MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., (NYSE:MHI) that the aircraft contained certain conditions which rendered the aircraft defective, unreasonably dangerous and/or unfit for its intended use.

On March 25, 2004, Brian Templeton, 33, of Waterford, Michigan a certificated airline transport pilot, was fatally injured when his plane plunged 12,000 feet before hitting the ground and exploding into flames near a populated area in Pittsfield, Mass.

“The failure of this plane to operate safely in icing conditions is nothing new. Mitsubishi will be held responsible for its repeated inability to remedy this defective design,” says Donald J. Nolan of Nolan Law Group.

Nolan Law Group also represents the family of an Illinois couple who died when their Mitsubishi MU-2 airplane crashed during a routine landing out of state leaving behind four adult children. Ian White wrote in a letter to Senator Barack Obama “My parent’s crash is one of at least 108 instances (14.1% of only 764 ever made) where an MU-2 plane has stopped flying and fatally crashed.”

Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Congressman is “extremely critical of the FAA’s oversight of the horrendous safety record of the Mitsubishi MU-2,” he states in a letter written directly to the FAA on November 3, 2005. While a special type rating certificate requirement would help in the proper operation of the dangerous MU-2, (SFAR – Special Federal Aviation Regulation,) “stronger action is needed from the FAA, given the questions that have been raised about the airworthiness of the aircraft.”

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Nolan Law Group helps individuals and families, in Chicago and around the world, after a tragic loss or serious personal injury. The law firm focuses its practice primarily on mass tort aviation and closed brain injury litigation.

Nolan Law Group is one of small number of law firms with a niche in the highly complex and ever-changing area of aviation litigation and is active all over the world. With regard to traumatic brain injury litigation, Nolan Law Group has pioneered the use of sophisticated technology to demonstrate the extent of brain damage that can occur as a result of accidents.

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