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Thomas Demetrio Obtains $1.2 Million Verdict in Grand Canyon Cessna Twin-Engine Plane Crash

Corboy & Demetrio Founding Partner Thomas Demetrio has obtained a jury verdict of $1.2 million on behalf of the families of two Japanese students who were killed when the Cessna twin-engine plane they were flying on crashed into the Grand Canyon.

The two young women, both 22, were killed when the Cessna crashed shortly after taking off from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport in July of 1980.

The verdict came after a three-week trial, which included testimony that the plane was manufactured and sold in a defective condition because it did not have a fuel injection system.

The verdict was against the manufacturer of the plane, the Cessna Aircraft Co., and Scenic Airlines, Inc., which operated the sightseeing service.


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