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Utah Passes Law Requiring Pilot Insurance Following Plan Crash

March 29, 2021

The lawsuit from a 2017 crash of an airplane on 1900 West in Roy lingers on, more than three years after it was filed.

The pilot, apparently, was not insured, leaving Samantha Sandoval – hit in her car in the Sept. 12, 2017, incident while driving along the roadway – traumatized and with bills to pay, according to Utah Rep. Cheryl Acton, a West Jordan Republican.

But in a bid to give victims like Sandoval at least a measure of help going forward, Utah lawmakers this session approved a bill requiring general Utah aviation pilots with airplanes to carry at least $100,000 in liability insurance, the Standard Examiner reported.

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