Insurance company files suit in deadly Georgia plane crash
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An insurance company is suing a business whose chief executive was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia, killing him and three passengers.
Federal court records show Zurich American Insurance Co. of Illinois is suing Sunshine International Corp. in relation to a plane crash that killed pilot Wei Chen and three business associates in Atlanta in December.
Chen was a Memphis resident and CEO of Sunshine, which distributes Chinese construction and industrial equipment.
Zurich claims Sunshine answered “no” when asked if it owned or operated aircraft on a workers’ compensation coverage application. The lawsuit claims a Sunshine subsidiary, Chen Aircraft, owned the plane.
Zurich wants the court to decide if the application is void and whether another insurance company that helped Sunshine with its application is actually liable for claims.