Gov't Ordered To Pay $1.5M For Flight 93 Crash Site

Law360, Philadelphia (March 28, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT) -- The government should pay $1.5 million to acquire the land and the subsurface rights at the Pennsylvania crash site of one of the four planes hijacked during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a federal judge ruled Wednesday after rejecting the former owner’s $23 million valuation.

U.S. District Court Judge Donetta Ambrose signed off on the findings of a special commission named to weigh evidence from both the government and former owner Svonavec Inc., a local coal company. In reaching the $1.5 million figure, the commission rejected competing claims that the 275-acre parcel where United Flight 93 crashed could be acquired for as much...

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