FAA settles over 2008 Continental Airline crash

Victoria
By Victoria March 11, 2013 12:51

FAA settles over 2008 Continental Airline crash

Passengers and crew members of the Continental Airlines crash at Denver International Airport in 2008 have reached a million-dollar lawsuit settlement with the Federal Aviation Administration. Although all passengers and crew managed to escape the aircraft that slid off a wind-blown runway during a night takeoff and down a ravine that caught fire, because the crash was blamed on pilot error and a strong crosswind, the passengers and some crew members filed a lawsuit against the FAA as they also blamed air traffic controllers for failing to inform pilots of crosswinds gusting to 40 mph.
The total amount of money the FAA agreed pay out in the settlement was not disclosed but it is understood to be several million dollars.

Victoria
By Victoria March 11, 2013 12:51
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