Exemplar Cases and Issues

Sun 'n Fun Mid-Air Collision in Lakeland

A midair collision occurred at an annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in at Lakeland, Florida. The two small aircraft were following the “no radio” landing procedure used by the Lakeland airport for the fly-in. Both were on short final to the same runway when the tower controller noticed the conflict. The aircraft collided before they could be warned on the pending collision. One pilot died in the crash.

The issues that we were involved with in this investigation and litigation included the following:

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