Families of Thomson plane crash victims file lawsuits

An aerial view of the plane crash in McDuffie County. (WRDW-TV)

An aerial view of the plane crash in McDuffie County. (WRDW-TV)

News 12 First at Five / Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) - Lawsuit on top of lawsuit.

Just seven months after a plane carrying five Vein Guys employees crashed, families of Lisa Volpitto, Heidi Mccorkle, Tiffany Porter and Kim Davidson, have sued multiple defendants.

Listed on the lawsuit are Georgia Power and it's parent company Southern Company, the owners of the utility pole that was hit by the plane on its landing approach.

Other defendants include the City of Thomson, McDuffie County, owners of the airport and the airport authority.

Miliken and Co. was also listed in the lawsuits, stating the companies plant that sits at the end of the runway provided easement for the utility pole.

Others include spirit aviation and "The Sky's The Limit" executive shuttle, the company owned by co-pilot Trammell that employed both pilots.

Three of the suits name the estate of victim Doctor Steven Roth, owner of Pavilion Group, the owner of the aircraft.

Those suits accuse all of defendants of negligence leading to the accident, that took five lives that February night earlier this year.


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