Flight Specialists Not Liable In Cirrus Crash: 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Two federally employed flight service station specialists were not negligent in failing to provide weather information to the pilot involved in a 2003 crash of an aircraft manufactured by Cirrus Design Corp., an appeals court has ruled.

In a ruling Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the United States, which was named as the sole third-party defendant in place of the two FSS specialists because they were acting in the scope of...
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