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┬áplane’s owners, the┬ápilot, 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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