A helicopter crash that claimed four lives in 2008 has become the subject of lawsuits filed by both the state of Maryland and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to a recent article in The Baltimore Sun.
In September 2008, a Medevac helicopter crashed in Maryland that was carrying two automobile accident victims and two emergency medical personnel. The accident claimed the lives of everyone aboard except one accident victim. The state of Maryland sued the federal government not long after, claiming that the FAA had caused the crash after its air traffic controllers failed to safely guide the helicopter’s pilot through the fog to Andrews Air Force Base. In response, however, the U.S. government has filed suit claiming that the crash was caused solely by the pilot, a Maryland state employee. Read the rest »