- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The family of a pilot who died after his small plane crashed in Spokane has filed a lawsuit claiming the attendant who put the wrong kind of fuel into the aircraft shouldn’t have been working.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/29fuUmH ) that the family of Michael Clements claims the attendant at Felts Field filled Clements’ propeller plane with jet fuel, causing the engine to malfunction.

Clements was flying along from Alberta, Canada, to California on Feb. 22, 2015, when he stopped at Felts Field to refuel. His plane crashed after refueling and he died of injuries sustained in the crash.

The lawsuit claims the attendant had a history of drug problems that should have precluded him from being hired.

The lawsuit seeks damages from the attendant and Western Aviation, Felts Field’s fuel concessionaire.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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