Two pilots who survived a fiery plane crash that killed five Vein Guys staff members have filed suit against the city of Thomson, McDuffie County, Georgia Power Co. and Milliken & Co.
The crash, still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, happened in February, when the plane aborted a landing at the Thomson airport, went airborne at the end of the runway, then hit the top of a 60-foot-tall concrete utility pole.
Vein Guys co-founder Dr. Steven Roth and employees Kim Davidson, Heidi McCorkle, Tiffany Porter and Lisa Volpitto were killed. Pilots Richard Trammell and Jeremy Hayden were injured. The crew was returning to Thomson from a vascular surgery practice in Nashville, Tenn.
The pilots’ suit was filed in Fulton County, according to Thomson City Manager Don Powers. He said the city recently filed a motion petitioning the court to move the cases to Mcduffie County.
City officials also recently met with insurance company attorneys to outline plans for discovery responses and are now starting to answer them, Powers said. There is still no word from the NTSB on what caused the crash.