TV Station, Helicopter Co. To Pay $40M To End Crash Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (May 22, 2018, 10:37 PM EDT) -- Two men who suffered serious injuries due to a deadly TV news helicopter crash in Seattle in 2014 agreed to a $40 million settlement to resolve their personal injury suits against the TV station, the helicopter operator and the estate of the deceased pilot, their attorneys announced Tuesday.

The deal resolves claims brought by motorists Guillermo Sanchez and Richard Newman accusing Helicopters Inc., the helicopter operator hired by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s KOMO station, of failing to properly train its pilot and forcing him to fly an Airbus helicopter that he only had three hours of flight time in when his...

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