The families of the Flight 3407 victims plan to sue over the deadly plane crash. The plaintiffs recently won access to an internal report that the airlines fought to keep out of court as it worked in the plaintiff's favor. A federal judge recently announced that he will allow a Federal Aviation Administration worker to testify at the trial.
About the Flight 3407 Crash
The Colgan Air Flight 3407 fell from the sky and crashed into a home in New York on February 12th, 2009. 49 passengers aboard the aircraft were killed along with one person in the house where the accident occurred. Inspections show that the aircraft experienced an in-air stall. The families of accident victims have been advocating for more stringent regulations in airline safety ever since the tragic accident.
The witness that will testify in court has already declared that he was critical of Colgan Air, which is the regional carrier that operated the Continental Airlines flight from New York to Buffalo. The individual that will testify may be able to shed insight on the crash and explain why the aviation accident actually happened.
The Flight 3407 Lawsuits
The judge's decision to give lawyers for the passengers' families access to the internal audit of Colgan's operations is a significant one. This evidence may significant in helping them to work through their case. This case has been going on for over four years now as victims' families work towards maximum compensation for their suffering and advocate for chances to the airline industry.
The FAA has already proposed and implemented several rule changes as a result. Among these are laws on pilot fatigue and the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. If you have been involved in an airline accident or if your loved one passed away after an airplane crash and you now want to seek compensation, contact a personal injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin LLP today for more information!