An American family is suing a BC fishing guide business after a man was killed in a helicopter crash two years ago that his loved ones blame on a “high-speed low altitude” thrill ride.
In a notice of civil claim filed in BC Supreme Court, Washington woman Julie Monson, on behalf of her three children, is suing company BC’s Finest Fishing, and Randal Killoran, for negligence.
The suit alleges her husband, 51 year old Michael Monson, died in a helicopter crash, during a group heli-fishing trip on the Homathko River, North of Bute Inlet.
It claims the pilot conducted a dangerous thrill ride flight down the river, without his clients wearing seatbelts.
It says the main rotor blade struck ground, and the aircraft rolled upside down.
The family is suing for loss of care, guidance, affection, companionship
Five other people escaped.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.