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SD family who lost 4 sues over jet crash

On Dec. 8, 2008, a jet crashed into a San Diego neighborhood, incinerating two homes and killing Don Yoon's 36-year-old wife, two young daughters and mother-in-law.
December 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A San Diego family that lost four family members in a military jet crash in 2008 is suing the federal government.

The two-day civil trial brought by the family begins on Monday.

On Dec. 8, 2008, a jet crashed into a San Diego neighborhood, incinerating two homes and killing Don Yoon's 36-year-old wife, two young daughters and mother-in-law.

The pilot - a student - ejected himself and was not hurt.

The Marine Corps has acknowledged that the fatal accident was caused by a mechanical failure and a string of errors.

A federal judge will determine whether the U.S. government should pay the family, and if so, how much.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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