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Akron sues flight company and co-pilots over cleanup from 2015 plane crash

Posted at 5:58 PM, Oct 31, 2017

The City of Akron is suing a private jet company and the estates of two now-deceased pilots for the cleanup associated with a plane crash in 2015 that killed 9 people and destroyed an apartment building. 

The city sued the estates of co-pilots Oscar Andres Chavez and Renato Marchese, who died in the crash, as well as the company that owned the plane and the company that leased the plane. 

It is asking for $18,283.56 for cleanup, alleging that the defendants "failed to pay the necessary and reasonable, additional or extraordinary costs Plaintiff incurred in investigating, mitigating, minimizing, removing or abating the unauthorized spill, release, or discharge or contamination."

Chavez and Marchese both died when the plane crashed into an Akron apartment building on Nov. 10, 2015. Seven passengers also died. 

The National Transportation Safety Board said a "litany of failures" led to the crash

Read our previous coverage of the Akron plane crash here.