AKRON, Ohio– The family of a woman killed when a plane crashed in Akron last year has filed a lawsuit against the deceased pilots and the company that owned the aircraft.
Diana Suriel was with fellow employees of Florida-based Pebb Enterprises when their private plane crashed into an apartment building at Mogodore and Skelton roads on Nov. 10. The impact killed the pilot, copilot and seven passengers.
The suit, filed last week in Broward County, Florida court, accused the pilots of negligence. It said the two pilots operated the plane at a dangerously low altitude, failed to listen to warnings about weather conditions on the ground and didn’t chose an alternative landing site.
According to court documents, Execuflight failed to maintain and test the plane.
Suriel’s husband and daughter are asking for a jury trial to determine damages.