Fatal Skydiving Plane Crash Leads to Insurance Policy Limits Settlement for Parents
The Champion Firm was hired to represent a mother and father whose son died in a plane crash while skydiving at the East Georgia Regional Airport in Swainsboro, Georgia in August 2018. Our clients’ son was one of several people who were in a small plane that took off from the airport in Swainsboro and crashed shortly after takeoff. Our clients’ son, along with the pilot and two other passengers, died tragically in the fiery crash.
Our clients’ parents lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where their son was stationed at Ft. Bragg as a member of the Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team. The parents hired a local attorney in North Carolina, who associated Darl Champion on the case since it happened in Georgia. Darl pursued the case here in Georgia and in 2020 filed a lawsuit against the skydiving company and the airport’s management company. The lawsuit was filed in the State Court of Bulloch County.
Shortly after filing the lawsuit the airport’s management company agreed to pay its insurance policy limits of $1,000,000 to our clients and the families of two other passengers who died. The settlement was split three ways, resulting in our clients obtaining a settlement of $333,333.