Soldiers' Families Sue Aircraft Parts Maker For Fatal Crash

By Alex Wolf (March 4, 2015, 1:50 PM EST) -- The families of two Army servicemen filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court Tuesday against the engine parts manufacturers of an Army helicopter that crashed while the soldiers were conducting a flight exercise outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan, leaving one dead and the other with severe disabilities.

Filing on behalf of Army Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, the pilot killed in the crash, and First Lieutenant Jonathan K. Kohl, who survived but suffered incapacitating injuries, the families allege that aerospace manufacturer Triumph Group Inc. and Goodrich Pump and Engine Control Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Triumph, are strictly liable for...

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