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Family of Case Western Reserve University Student Killed in Plane Crash Files Wrongful Death Suit

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of 18-year-old Abraham Pishevar who was killed in a plane crash last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the student pilot, the plane’s owner, and a fraternity at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

The Cessna 172R crashed minutes after taking off from Cuyahoga County Airport, Ohio, on August 25, 2014.

According to the lawsuit, the nighttime flight that Pishevar boarded along with three other students was a part of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity’s recruitment drive. The suit alleges that the flight club failed to inspect the aircraft properly before allowing it to take off and says 19-year-old William Felten should have known that he was not capable of piloting the plane safely.

The lawsuit has been filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.