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Second suit filed in skydiving plane crash

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – A second lawsuit was filed today over a July skydiving plane crash in Sullivan that killed six of the eight people on board.

Meanwhile, the lawyer for the plaintiffs in both cases released a photo to The Associated Press of the plane just moments before the crash, apparently showing fire from the area where one of the engines sits.

The suit was filed by the parents of 22-year-old Robert Cook, who died in the crash. It seeks unspecified damages against the parent company of engine-maker Pratt and Whitney. Other defendants are also named.

The photo provided by attorney Gary Robb was taken by a friend of the victims. It shows flames near the propeller on the right wing, a trail of smoke pouring behind it.

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