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San Diego Man Sues Over Military Jet Crash

The San Diego man who lost his entire family when an F-18 fighter jet crashed into his home is suing the federal government. Don Yoon is seeking an unspecified amount for the loss of his wife, two children, and mother-in-law, according to the Associated Press.

Yoon’s father-in-law is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit (read more).

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Peking_Duck_SD | December 12, 2011 at 6:08 p.m. ― 5 years, 3 months ago

I hope Mr. Yoon wins, and wins big.

No amount of money will ever bring back the family he lost in this tragedy, but he should be compensated *heavily* for this careless tragedy.

I hope the court will take into account how **evasive, condescending,** and **inappropriate** Miramar officials acted after this terrible incident.

The proved that those at the top at Miramar do not care about our community, they care only for themselves and will cover-up and not be forthcoming until pressured even when they screw up.

Good luck Mr. Yoon, I hope the amount you are suing for has at least 7 zeros in it and that you win.

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HarryStreet | December 13, 2011 at 2:51 p.m. ― 5 years, 3 months ago

I remember when this happened and pray for Don Yoon and his family for their loss. Curious though? Why sue for an unspecified amount? No amount of money will make up for your loss, but since the taxpayer will ultimately foot the bill I see no reason why the amount sued for should be unspecified.

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CaliforniaDefender | December 13, 2011 at 4:28 p.m. ― 5 years, 3 months ago

I agree with Peking Duck. What a terrible tragedy and to have it compounded by evasive and arrogant Marines at MCAS Miramar is just unconscionable.

I hope Don Yoon wins a massive settlement that will hopefully deter such deplorable behavior in the future.

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HarryStreet | December 15, 2011 at 9:26 a.m. ― 5 years, 3 months ago

So now we know how much Don Yoon and his lawyer believe they deserve. 56 million dollars. One third will most likely go to the lawyer and Mr. Yoon will have a tad over 45 million for his pain and suffering. Sad as I am for his lost, I have to wonder how they came to this amount.

I lost my mother in an auto accident due to the inattention of a driver. He was guilty, on probation at the time for a DUI. We had auto insurance that provided us with financial aid that covered funeral costs and financial relief. We didn't go after the driver. We left that up to the law and insurance company.

My reason for being cynical is that in sue-happy America we have allowed our courts and system to get out of hand. A soldier gets killed in the line of duty and the family gets 30k to 50k, a military funeral and folded flag. A cop or fireman gets killed and their family gets his/her pay and pension and is set for life (ie., look how the wives now live after their husbands perished in the World Trade Center).

56 million? Really, how do they come up with a number that isn't paid for by the military, but by the taxpayer. At what point do we say enough? Sorry for you loss Mr. Yoon. I understand if you'd ask me to keep my prayers for your family to myself, but 56 million is out of the question. I hope the judge provides a fair settlement, and no I don't know what fair is, but then neither do you.

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