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Extended family files wrongful death suit over Marine Corps jet crash

Members of an extended family have filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of 4 family members in the 2008 Marine Corps jet crash in San Diego.

The plaintiffs include the husband and father of a 36-year old wife and mother killed in the accident.  Also lost in the accident were the woman’s 15-month old daughter, 2-month old daughter, and 59-year old mother.

According to the plaintiffs, their decision to take legal action came after the U.S. Department of Justice proposed “insulting” amounts of compensation for their family members’ deaths in private negotiations.

After the accident, Marine Corps officials admitted that the accident was caused by various errors on their part.  The plane was found to have experienced a mechanical failure and investigators also believe the pilot made some bad decisions as the jet was going down.

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