Plane’s faulty vacuum pump kills father of one-year-old.
A husband and father with a young child at home was a passenger in a Piper Arrow. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported that he was having trouble controlling the plane, yet he did not turn back. The trouble was the result of a faulty vacuum pump, which eventually failed, leading to the crash of the plane and the death of the passenger. Kolsby Gordon received a six-figure settlement on behalf of the deceased passenger’s family.