No. 22319.

413 F.2d 854 (1969)

Elizabeth Elaine CRAIG, Administratrix of the Estate of Robert J. Craig, Appellant, v. The UNITED STATES of America, Timken Roller Bearing Company, a corporation; Aluminum Company of America, a corporation; Bethlehem Steel Corporation, a corporation; McKiernan-Terry Corporation, a corporation; and Does I through X, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit.

June 24, 1969.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Walter P. Christensen (argued), San Diego, Cal., for appellant; Roscoe S. Wilkey (argued), Charles W. Rees, Jr., Laurence L. Pillsbury, San Diego, Cal., McInnis, Focth & Fitzgerald, San Diego, Cal., of counsel.

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, San Diego, Cal., Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., U. S. Atty., Lillick, Geary, McHose & Roethke, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee.

Before HAMLEY and DUNIWAY, Circuit Judges, and BYRNE, District Judge.

HAMLEY, Circuit Judge:

Elizabeth Elaine Craig, Administratrix of the Estate of Robert J. Craig, filed this wrongful death action on August 16, 1965. She alleged that, on August 19, 1963, Robert J. Craig was killed on the high seas off Okinawa while attempting to land his military airplane on the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. CONSTELLATION. According to the complaint, the accident was caused by the negligence of the defendants resulting in defects in the arresting equipment...

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