Faulty Maintenance Caused Crash In Iraq: Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Family members of 14 U.S. military servicemen who died in a helicopter accident in Iraq are accusing the contractor that maintained the aircraft of gross negligence for leaving a “foreign object” in the helicopter, causing it to crash.

In a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the plaintiffs allege that mechanics for L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC — a company that provides aviation and aerospace technical services to the U.S. government — inspected the Blackhawk helicopter shortly before...
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