February 22, 2018

Lawsuit launched after deadly plane crash

Passengers injured in a plane crash near Vancouver International Airport two years ago are suing the airline for damages.

Six of the passengers have filed a lawsuit in BC Supreme Court against Northern Thunderbird Air Inc.

The aircraft was on a charter flight from Vancouver to Kelowna, when it crashed onto Russ Baker Way, slid across the road and burst into flames in October of 2011.

The two pilots were rescued, but later died.

The lawsuit says when the passengers were boarding the plane, they noticed an oil leak under a wing.

Despite reporting the leak to the flight crew, passengers say boarding continued and the plane departed.

Shortly after, the captain apparently announced the plane was turning around, all because of an oil issue.

CKNW Vancouver News

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