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$107 MILLION VERDICT AGAINST TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL MOTORS AWARDED FOR FATAL AIR CRASH KILLING PARENTS AND CHILDREN

 PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, a Rochester, N.Y., jury awarded the largest verdict in aviation history, $107,285,000 (all in compensatory damages), in Datskow v. Teledyne Continental Motors (U.S. District Court for the Western District of N.Y., NO. CIV-88- 1299L), for an air crash that killed a mother and father along with their 2-year-old and 8-year-old boys on Nov. 26, 1986.
 The jury found that Mobile, Ala.'s Teledyne Continental Motors, a division of Teledyne Industries, Inc., was negligent and responsible for the fire that erupted when aviation fuel leaked from the aircraft engine's injection nozzle and dripped onto the plane's hot exhaust pipes, during the plane's approach to the Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C. According to the plaintiffs attorneys, Arthur Alan Wolk and Richard E. Genter of the aviation law firm, Wolk and Genter, "After the hot fuel ignited, the fire spread into the passenger cabin and burned to death the pilot, Robert Gross, his wife Susan, and sons Michael and David. Teledyne was well aware of the problems with Gross' engine from ongoing written communication with him prior to Nov. 26, 1986. In fact, they even supplied Gross with the remanufactured engine that was in the aircraft at the time of the crash."
 The beneficiaries of the Gross family estate are the sister of Robert Gross and mother of Susan Gross.
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 /CONTACT: Arthur Alan Wolk, plaintiff attorney, 215-545-4220, or after 5 p.m., 215-649-8999/
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CO: Teledyne Continental Motors; Wolk and Genter ST: New York; North Carolina IN: AIR SU:

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