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Parents of skydiver killed in plane crash file suit

Associated Press - December 1, 2007 1:45 PM ET

SEATTLE (AP) - The parents of a skydiver killed in a plane crash in October have filed a lawsuit saying the plane was defective and shouldn't have been flying in icy weather.

The 34-year-old Microsoft engineer, Bryan Jones, was 1 of 9 skydivers from a Snohomish County jump club who were aboard the Cessna Caravan when it plunged into a mountainside above White Pass, killing all 10 aboard on Oct. 7. Also killed was the plane's pilot.

The plane had been flying from Star, Idaho, to Shelton, Mason County.

The lawsuit was filed Friday by Jones' parents, Daniel and Terrie Jones, and seeks damages for the pain and suffering their son experienced and their loss of companionship.

Attempts to reach Cessna for comment were unsuccessful.

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