What is your liability?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:57 am   Post subject: What is your liability?  

A retired pilot no longer has a license to fly, but has a plane that other pilots fly on occasion with his permission. The owner has no insurance on the plane because he is not licensed himself. Recently a licensed pilot borrowed his plane and took another passenger for a ride. The plane crashed killing both the pilot and passenger. What is the owner of the plane's liability?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:48 am   Post subject:   

Nowhere... your don't bury survivors.



Sorry, wrong question.



Depends on so many variables that it's almost impossible to answer without knowing many more details.



Here is the biggest one.... why did the plane crash?! If the owner failed to maintain the plane in good working order, then I'd say he is probably going to be liable.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:05 am   Post subject:   

I'm sure that even when you are not flying the aircraft but lending it to others, you're required to maintain some kinda coverage on it. was it his business to lend the plane to other pilots?



Tocpe is right, the reason for the crash may play the most important role in determining the liability of the owner. If its found out that the plane crashed because of some mechanical glitches, the owner definitely has to bear the cost of liability.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:22 am   Post subject: insurance  

Just for MY 'personal' information.............HOW would you determine the fault (mechanical or pilot 'error') if the plane is in pieces ( not trying to be 'morbid' here)? If the 'ORIGINAL' Pilot KNEW that other people were gonna barrow his plane, why din't he have some kind of 'Liability' (may be 'wrong' word for planes..)?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:06 am   Post subject:   

Pilots/owners of planes need to keep maintenance logs and the FAA would conduct an extensive investigation.

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