...Crippled Passenger Sues Pilot For 100M Pounds...

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A 24-year-old woman who had hoped for a modeling career but was crippled in a plane crash in 2002 has sued the pilot for 100 million pounds in a British court, The Times of India reported Monday. The woman, who is originally from Italy but was going to school in London, accepted a ride in a private aircraft with a friend of a friend for a holiday to St. Tropez, in the south of France. The pilot landed too far down the runway, braked hard and skidded off the runway. He was unhurt but the young woman's back was broken. He was convicted of negligence in a French court and fined, but has appealed the verdict. The young woman is confined to a wheelchair for life. If she wins the case, it would be the highest compensation ever awarded by a British court.