Lawsuit filed in Boulder City NV crash

Mrs. Winslow has now filed suit against a company called Aviation Classics, stating they maintained the plane that went down with her husband and pilot Doug Gilliss in it. The article states that they, and anonymous corporations are the only defendants.

I’m glad to see them doing this, but again, I wonder why nobody is holding Incredible Adventures liable since they were putting on the flights, are STILL advertising the flights and knew the flights were illegal to begin with. There are comments right here on this site where they were informed and knew, at least, that those flights were questionable.

Court House News

LAS VEGAS (CN) – Seeking to give her husband the birthday present of a lifetime, a woman bought him and his friends a $29,000 “Top Gun dog-fighting experience” in a Soviet-era military jet, which crashed on takeoff, killing a friend and the pilot, the widow claims in court.
Sherri Winslow blames Aviation Classics, which maintained the L-39 jet, for the death of her husband Richard, in the Boulder City, Nev., crash two years ago. The pilot, David Gillis, also died.
Aviation Classics and anonymous corporations are the only defendants.
Winslow claims in the lawsuit that her friend Sandy Young paid $29,000 to Incredible Adventures for the present for her husband, Richard and seven of his friends.
“The 8 participants were to be briefed and instructed on Top Gun fighter jet dog fighting and then taken up on mock aerial missions in Soviet-era jet fighters,” according to the lawsuit in Clark County Court.
The weather was good, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Two pilots in separate aircraft were each to carry one passenger at a time, taking off in tandem, then flying aerial maneuvers and landing. “The first two flights were unremarkable,” Winslow says in the complaint.
On the third flight, with her husband aboard, “The two jets took off in tandem down the runway. Shortly after takeoff, the jet piloted by Gillis veered to the right. Pilot Gillis was heard making a ‘may day’ call over the radio. The jet then crashed into the desert. Both occupants were killed,” the widow says in the lawsuit.
The Aero L-39 Albatros, is training and ground-attack het developed in Czechoslovakia and used by the Soviet Union from the late 1960s through the 1980s.
Winslow seeks damages for negligence, pain and suffering, lost earnings and loss of consortium.
She is represented by Bill Bradley, with Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney, of Reno.

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3 Responses to Lawsuit filed in Boulder City NV crash

  1. I just read the story on David Riggs and the comments about me. First of all, government can’t stop all criminal activity by unwarranted regulations. Criminals will be criminals regardless. Secondly, I’m NOT in business to be an investigator—if people want to incorporate I’ll take their money and do the service for them. By the way, I can file corporations in any state. Another thought: hardly in a business telephone interview will criminals admit to their intentions, so let the investigators do the investigator work, and I’ll do mine, filing corporations. Thirdly, obviously this unsigned article was written by a bleeding heart liberal who thinks that government is the answer to all concerns and problems, even our private business as United States citizens—AND THIS IS SCARY. Personally, I believe in small Constitutional government, not big meddling government readily interfering with general business, being based in Marxist thought. Go CONSEVATIVE AMERICANS!

    • admin says:

      Well I”m not a “consevative american” but I am a conservative..and no, I don’t believe in government being involved in everything. But I do have a problem with people like you that have NO problem taking money from known criminals to set up shell corporations to protect them in their crimes. Be an investigator? nah. Have some morals? yes.

  2. AvBug says:

    Robert, I’m sure Riggs would only use a “reputual” person to set up his dummy shell businesses.