June 14, 2013 – Ft Lauderdale, Broward County
After a two-week trial, a Broward County jury returned a $100 million dollar verdict in favor of a 31-year-old pilot whose plane crashed at North Perry airport on November 10, 2007.
He is now permanently disabled and needs constant supervision. The pilot claimed that the air traffic controller gave him a non-standard landing instruction which caused his plane to stall and crash. The air traffic controller claimed that the plane crashed because the pilot did not fly it correctly and/or that it had mechanical problems.
The jury found the air traffic controller 68% responsible and the pilot 32% responsible. The pilot was represented by Hyram M. Montero.