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On August 19, 2000, a Gulfstream American AA-5B airplane, crashed into trees and the ground as it was flying near Barrett, Texas.

Barrett, Texas

  • Date: 08-19-2000
  • Aircraft Type: Airplane
  • Aircraft Make & Model: Gulfstream – American AA-5B
  • Aircraft Engine: Lycoming O-360-A4K
  • Casualties: 4 Fatal
  • Flight Category: General Aviation

Case Details:

The airplane belonged to the Tiger Flying Club of Gregg County, Inc. of Longview, Texas. The pilot and all three passengers were killed in the crash and post-crash fire. The flight had taken off from Longview and was bound for Galveston, Texas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. No flight plan had been filed.
Slack Davis Sanger sued on behalf of the estate of one of the passengers. The plaintiffs alleged that the owners of the aircraft, the Tiger Flying Club, failed to adequately maintain the aircraft and that the pilot, a member of the club, was negligent in flying and attempting to land the airplane, leading to the crash and the deaths of all those on board. Mike Slack secured a confidential settlement on behalf of our client.