SPURGIN-DIENST v. US, 03-1071, 03-1080
District court did not err in concluding that pilot's decision to fly the plane into known icy conditions - rather than ground error - was the proximate cause of the fatal crash. This negligence action brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act therefore fails.
- Argued 12/04/2003
- Decided 02/20/2004
- Published 02/20/2004
- TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Todd A. Smith (argued), Power, Rogers & Smith, Kevin P. Durkin, Clifford & Associates, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Justin L. Chretien (argued), Washington, DC, for Defendant-Appellee.