Man Hurt in Romeoville Plane Crash Sues Estate of Dead Darien Pilot
A July 2011 plane crash claimed the life of a Darien man, and the lone passenger in his aircraft is now suing.
The survivor of a July 2011 plane crash in Romeoville is suing the estate of the Darien man who was piloting the aircraft.
Victor Pantaleo, 68, was killed when his 1976 Cessna 210 went down near the Lewis University Airport.
The sole passenger in Pantaleo's plane, Daniel Guinta, filed his lawsuit against Pantaleo at the Will County Courthouse. The suit alleges that Pantaleo failed to adequately control the plane or to ensure it was sufficiently fueled.
Pantaleo ran the plane into power lines and trees prior to crashing down to the ground, according to the lawsuit. Guinta's lawsuit claims Pantaleo should have seen the power lines and trees before he hit them.
The lawsuit also says Guinta suffered severe and permanent injuries as well as anguish.