Kauai skydiving plane crash lawsuit – KITV4

By Jordan Segundo
Posted Aug 08, 2016

The parents of brothers Marshall and Phillip Cabe who died in a plane crash on Kauai in May 2016 filed a lawsuit Monday.

The suit targets the company that owned the plane and the sky diving operation that was using the plane.

The Cabe brothers had just graduated from college and were visiting their father, Michael Cabe who lives on Kauai.

To celebrate their graduation, Michael Cabe arranged for his two sons to go skydiving, but the single-engine plane they were on crashed soon after taking off from Port Allen Airport on Kauai.

A total of five people were killed in the crash.

Michael Cabe was at the airfield and watched the plane carrying his two sons go down.

Attorney Rick Fried said the lawsuit was filed so that the parents can find out why the plane's engine failed and to give them closure.

"The emotional damages to both of them, even now when I talk to Laura, it's very hard for her to keep it together. And the father witnessing this, you can't imagine what he went through having seen that," said Fried.

The lawsuit names D&J Adventures Inc. and David Timko who owns Skydive Kauai.

The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.

Skydive Kauai resumed flight operations in June. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the crash.