The family of late WVUE New Orleans anchor Nancy Parker is suing over her death while filming a story for the station aboard a small plane in August.
- Parker’s husband, Glen Boyd and the couple’s two children, have filed lawsuits against the plane’s owner and engine manufacturer.
- The suits claim the plane’s owner failed to properly maintain the engine and allowed it to fly even though it allegedly knew about mechanical problems.
- While on assignment Aug. 16, 2019, the takeoff was reportedly delayed due to mechanical problems.
- The suit also targets Lycoming Engines, who made the engine aboard the two seater aircraft, allegedly flawed design and that there were safer designs available.
- The suit seeks unspecified damages on behalf of Boyd and the children.
- The NTSB has not completed an investigation into the cause of the crash.