Lawsuit says 2009 plane crash injured minor, cites engine failure

John Suayan Aug. 17, 2015, 2:58pm


A League City woman has pursued legal action in response to a plane crash five years ago that injured a younger relative, according to recent Galveston County District Court records.

Farida Hill’s lawsuit, filed Aug. 14 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, shows Thomas Craig Hill piloted a 1946 Piper Cub J3 aircraft with Z.H. as his passenger on July 12, 2009.

The suit says the Piper’s engine experienced “a catastrophic failure which resulted in the loss of engine power and ultimately a crash landing.”

“(Thomas Craig Hill) attempted an emergency landing, but struck a power line which caused the aircraft to immediately lose control and impact the ground,” the original petition states.

It adds Z.H. sustained injuries and damages as a result of the crash in question. Farida Hill says she amassed medical bills on behalf of the minor.

The defendant is faulted for failing to maintain the aircraft in an airworthy condition in order to ensure the safety of its passengers.

Consequently, Farida Hill seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by attorney Shawn R. Casey of the Law Offices of Shawn R. Casey in Houston.

Galveston County 56th District Court Case No. 15-CV-844

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