The Memorial Day demonstration by the Marines of its MV-22 Osprey did not work out quite as they expected when it brought down a tree and large branches on top of onlookers — injuring 10.
The landing was part of
New York City’s annual Fleet Week Exhibition in Staten Island. The tilt-rotor aircraft was enough to tear off large limbs from trees and send debris flying into the crowd.
This could make for a pretty strong torts case given the foreseeability of the flying debris. The question is the proper party to sue: the city or the military or both (the latter being the most likely).
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