2nd suit filed over deadly jet crash into Ohio apartments

Firefighter walks up a driveway as an apartment building burns in Akron, Ohio, where authorities say a small business jet crashed. (AP)

A second lawsuit has been filed seeking damages over the deadly crash of a corporate jet into an Ohio apartment building.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports resident Beth Montgomery is suing plane owner ExecuFlight Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the estates of two co-pilots killed in the 2015 crash that destroyed her apartment. Montgomery is seeking $25,000 for property loss and undisclosed punitive damages.

Investigators concluded pilot error caused the crash, which killed the pilots and the seven passengers on board. No one else was hurt.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday for Execuflight's office. Execuflight's owner has said he hired the pilots on recommendations from other pilots.

Two other former tenants of the building are suing ExecuFlight for over $76,000 for property loss and damages.

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