Family of Man Killed in Arizona Plane Crash Sues MGM Resorts, Pilots
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April 8, 2020 - by David Ferrara for reviewjournal.com
The lawsuit alleges a student pilot from Las Vegas, James Pedroza, 28, and a pilot trainer, Erik Valente, 32, violated federal aviation regulations and operated the Piper PA-24 Comanche that crashed shortly after takeoff in Scottsdale, Arizona, in April 2018.
Nearly two years after a plane headed for Las Vegas crashed and killed all six people on board, the family of a social media influencer has filed a civil lawsuit against the pilots, the aircraft's owner and MGM Resorts International.
Anand Anil Patel, a 26-year-old Oklahoma concert and club promoter, was on board the plane to promote MGM hotels and casinos on social media, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in Clark County District Court.
The complaint did not indicate whether he was invited to Las Vegas by the resort company.
Contacted Monday about the lawsuit, MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong stated: "We were not