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20-year-old resident of St. Charles, Ill., and Otai, a 23-year-old from Kenya, were killed when the Cessna crashed in Allegan County’s Manlius Township after it left Tulip City Air, which is now West Michigan Regional Airport.

Plane crash that killed two Hope College students subject of lawsuit blaming FAA The father of one of the Hope College students killed in a Jan. 17, 2010 plane crash filed a lawsuit Monday, Nov. 5, against the federal government. Peter Biagioni, the father of Emma Biagioni, a passenger in the flight piloted by David Otai, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. His daughter, a 20-year-old resident of St. Charles, Ill., and Otai, a 23-year-old from Kenya, were killed when the Cessna crashed in Allegan County’s Manlius Township after it left Tulip City Air, which is now West Michigan Regional Airport. The crash occurred in heavy fog. Peter Biagioni blamed air-traffic controllers in Muskegon for failing to help Otai when he radioed that he was having trouble. The lawsuit says Otai called for assistance within 15 minutes of take-off. His first call went unanswered because the controller was tied up with another duty, but seconds later, the controller responded. Otai