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Misplaced Power Pole Caused Fatal Jet Crash, Jury Told

Law360 (August 7, 2018, 10:52 PM EDT) -- Counsel for the children of a woman who died in a business jet crash told an Atlanta jury during Tuesday opening statements the crash wouldn’t have happened if industrial manufacturer Milliken & Company hadn’t broken its agreement with a neighboring airport and allowed the construction of the 72-foot power pole that the plane hit.

During the first day of the trial before Fulton County State Court Judge Jay Roth, Nicholas Moraitakis of Moraitakis & Kushel LLP, representing the two minor children of Heidi McCorkle, told the...
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