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Last updated on Friday, September 23, 2016, 9:13 am

Lawsuit Filed Related to Bill Simon Airplane Crash

Remember the single-engine plane that dropped from the sky last fall and crash-landed on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Fayetteville High School? Nearly a year later, something else has dropped related to that event — the other shoe. In the form of a lawsuit. Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Bill Simon of Rogers, who piloted the Cirrus SR-22T aircraft, has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Shakemia Harris of Fayetteville. Also named as defendants are Cirrus Design Corp., Cirrus Aircraft Corp. and Continental Motors Inc. Harris is seeking unspecified damages to be awarded by a jury. The suit, filed Sept. 15 in Washington County District Court, claims the crash was due to the defendants’ negligence, and a faulty airplane part, specifically a defective oil fitting. On... [ MORE ]

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