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Old 13th May 2020, 03:09
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megan
 
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they could well find themselves defending a wrongful death lawuit
The law can be an ass, wonder if I decided to amble across a LAX freeway at peak hour and got hit it would be a wrongful death. Usually in the US it's deer on the runway getting hit, in Oz kangaroos. If a deer can get on the property so can a human.
About 1,000 white-tailed deer caused $45 million in damage in reported plane strikes from 1990 through 2015, according to a report by the Federal Aviation Administration published in November.

All passengers escaped injury on Wednesday when an American Eagle plane hit a deer while taking off at Charlotte Douglas at about noon. The plane returned to the airport, and all of the passengers walked off the plane and were bused back to the terminal.
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/ne...133003529.html
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