The Facts about Emily Harris’s Dependency Claim and Settlement Process
Emily Harris, a secretary and wife of the late Chris Roger Harris (dec’d), with two dependent children, faced a tragic loss. Her husband, undergoing flight training with MacFlight Pty Ltd for a commercial multi-engine pilot’s license, was involved in a fatal accident. The aircraft, carrying out stall recovery training over the Pacific Ocean, crashed during an unrecoverable stall. The flight school’s negligence included improper training maneuvers for the deceased’s experience level and failure to comply with CASA regulations. Represented by Peter Carter, Emily pursued a dependency claim, which was settled through informal negotiation for $140,000.