The case would be decided in favor of the plaintiff. In a tort case, the standard of proof or sometimes referred to as the quantum of evidence is the only preponderance of the evidence. Among the defendants, it would be the Alaska West Express, Inc., which is held primarily liable to pay the damages to the plaintiff.
The case relates to an airplane A320 which was operated by Excalibur Airways limited and had developed maintenance problems resulting to the incapability of the pilot to take a left turn and thus was forced to return to Gatwick. Investigations leading to this defined other causes of the incidence such as computer and airborne system failures (EARL, 2006).
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