Lawsuit Notice Filed In Owls Head Plane Crash

ROCKPORT - The family of a man killed in a plane crash at Owls Head airport has filed a two-million-dollar claim against Knox County.

Twenty-four-year-old Marcelo Rugini of Brazil was one of three University of Maine frat brothers killed November 6th.

Their Cessna 172 clipped a truck on the runway and crashed into the woods after takeoff.

The notice claims Rugini's death was caused by the county's failure to maintain adequate safety protocols at the airport.

The "notice of intent" opens a two-year-window in which an actual lawsuit may be filed.

Clay Gordon

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Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.

He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.

In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.

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