Parents of young woman killed in Okanagan plane crash 3 years ago take legal action

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

A Surrey man says his daughter’s death in a plane crash near Kelowna in August 2011 could have been prevented.

That’s why he’s launched a lawsuit against the parties involved.

Greg Sewell says he is suing the plane’s owners, the pilot, maintenance companies as well as the companies responsible for designing the aircraft and the engine, because the accident was a survivable impact crash.

“I believe it could have been prevented, I believe all four would have survived had this plane been equipped with more modern safety equipment.”

Sewell’s daughter Lauren was killed with her boyfriend Dallas Smith when the Piper PA-30 aircraft they were flying in slammed into trees near Brenda Mine.

He believes shoulder harness restraints could have saved their lives.

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