Case Update: Hoyle v Rogers
This case arose from a fatal air crash that occurred on 15 May 2011. Orlando Rogers was a passenger in a vintage 1940 Tiger Moth propeller bi-plane, piloted by the appellant Scott Hoyle. During the course of the flight, the plane crashed, killing Mr Roberts and seriously injuring Mr Hoyle. The claimants in the original action were the mother and sister of the deceased, claiming damages for his death, which they attributed to Mr Hoyle’s negligence.