Keystone Air crash survivor sues dead pilot’s estate, airline
Lone survivor of deadly northwest Ontario crash, Brian Shead, launches lawsuit
The lone survivor of a plane crash in northwest Ontario is suing the airline and the estate of the pilot who died in the crash.
Winnipegger Brian Shead, 36, was the lone survivor of the crash.
The plane, an eight-seat Piper PA-31 Navajo, was on its landing approach when it slammed into a frozen lake and caught fire. The plane had been traveling from Winnipeg to North Spirit Lake in northwest Ontario.
Shead was able to crawl out of the plane where the tail had broken off.
The report said the pilot, 41-year-old Fariborz Abasabady, had little experience flying in winter or remote conditions.
Now, Shead has launched a lawsuit against the airline and Abasabady’s estate, claiming pain and suffering as well as loss of income.
Prior to the crash, Shead was an accountant.
Shead’s suit says he has permanent facial scars, a screw in his left ankle, dental implants and had multiple blood clots after his surgery.
A statement of defence has not yet been filed.