As most of us expected, the NTSB has preliminarily ruled that the crash was due to the improper execution of a U-turn in the East River.
With the proper **planning, judgment and airmanship **the 180-degree turn was possible… NTSB investigator said.
Corey Lidle’s widow has filed suit against MetLife. MetLife doesn’t want to pay the life insurance since there’s a clause that says “…if acting in any other capacity than a passenger…” and it probably will never be known who was actually at the controls when it crashed. She claims she is owed $1 million more. The basic payout is $450k.
Dentist who lives in one of the apartments that the airplane crashed into has filed suit against the Lidle estate for $7 million.
The Lidle and Stanger (cfi) families have filed suit against the aircraft manufacturer and manufacturers of various components.
#3 really kills me. What the hell is the basis of that suit? Where have the manufacturers of the aircraft or components failed to provide a service? What a crock.