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Widow of Bloomington plane crash victim files lawsuit

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A lawsuit has been filed in connection with a deadly 2015 plane crash, that killed seven people near Bloomington.

The Pantagraph reports that the widow of pilot Tom Hileman filed a lawsuit last week in cook county circuit court, claiming negligence, and warranty breaches.

According to the lawsuit, Hileman alleges that a failure of the plane's left engine, and turbo charger caused the crash.

A 14-page summary, released late last week, has not identified the cause of the crash.

Hileman, and six other men, including two from the Illinois State University Athletic Department, died, as they returned from the NCAA Tournament championship game.

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