$27.7 M. Awarded to Pilot Injured in Plane Crash
In Kedrowski v. Valters Aviation, Lycoming et al. $27.7 m. in compensation was awarded to Mahtomedi Minnesota’s Mark Kedrowski, after faulty airplane parts in the plane he was piloting caused a crash that changed his life. Any time an accident results in amputation, the medical bills, prosthetics, and compensating technologies result in escalating medical bills. The award will will enable Kedrowski to deal with lifetime costs resulting from the accident.
On September 3, 2010, Mark had been flying a Kwech GLASAIR RG SUPER 11S airplane. It crashed near lake Elmo Minnesota. After the accident, Kedrowski was found trapped in the plane, still in his seat belt. Kedrowski held a FAA private pilot certificate with airplane single engine land and instrument ratings and a third-class medical certificate.
Kedrowski’s case was handled in Ramsey County. Lycoming Engine denied that their malfunctioning fuel pump was responsible.