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Widow of beach jogger killed by plane files suit

Oct 6, 2010 11:05:00 AM - thestate.com
The widow of a Georgia jogger killed when a plane hit him during an emergency landing on a South Carolina beach has sued the plane's manufacturer and owner.

Jennifer Dawn Jones says in court documents that the plane's manufacturer didn't properly design and the pilot didn't properly maintain the plane.

Robert Gary Jones was killed March 15 when a kit-built single-engine plane hit him on the beach at Hilton Head Island. Authorities say the 38-year-old Woodstock, Ga., native had been listening to his iPod and likely didn't hear the plane's quiet approach from behind.

Authorities said the plane had lost its propeller, and oil smeared the windshield. The plane took off from Orlando, Fla., and was en route to Virginia when it started leaking oil.

No attorney was listed for the company or the pilot.

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