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Kirksville plane crash survivor files lawsuit

By AP/KWMU

Dallas, TX – One of two survivors of last year's plane crash in Kirksville, Mo. is suing American Airlines, among others. In all, 13 people died in the crash.

A negligence lawsuit was filed in Dallas on Monday on behalf of passenger Wendy Bonham. Lawyers say the woman from Salt Lake City suffered serious burns and other injuries.

The plane, Corporate Airlines Flight 5966, was headed to Kirksville from St. Louis last October 19 when it crashed just short of the runway.

Federal investigators found the twin-engine turboprop commuter plane had no apparent mechanical failure or maintenance problems.

The 19-seat Jetstream 32 was operated by Corporate Airlines, now known as RegionsAir.

The suit also names Fort Worth-based American and its parent company, AMR. American and RegionsAir didn't immediately return calls for comment.

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