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Families Suing Cirrus Design Corp

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The families of Tyler Stranger and Cory Lidle have filed a wrongful death suit against the maker of the plane that they were flying when it crashed into a New York high rise last year.

Lidle’s wife’s attorney, issued a statement saying attorneys for Stranger and Lidle had filed the lawsuits against Cirrus Design Corp, the maker of the airplane in California.

The lawsuit alleges product liability, negligence and a host of other complaints.

Lidle and Stranger hit a Manhattan building on the 30th floor and both men were killed. Apparently they had some trouble when they tried to turn and head south.

The National Transportation Safety Board investigated, but its report said it reached no final conclusions about the cause of the accident, nor did the agency’s report say who was at the controls when the airplane crashed.

In addition, a dentist to the rich and famous has filed a $7 million lawsuit against Lidle’s estate, claiming his home was destroyed when the ballplayer’s small airplane crashed into the building.

Dr. Lawrence Rosenthal says in court papers that after Lidle’s Cirrus SR-20 aircraft crashed into the Manhattan building where he lived with his wife and teenage son, they had to vacate their 43rd-floor apartment.

Dr. Rosenthal, claims his apartment sustained “severe property damage, which includies broken windows, smoke damage, loose bricks and extensive other damage” that has forced hem out.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Manhattan state Supreme Court, names Melanie Lidle as the defendant in her capacity as administrator of her late husband’s estate.