Trial Set in Jet Crash Lawsuit against Virgnia Company

January 8, 2009

The first of three civil lawsuits stemming from a 2006 jet crash in Connecticut goes to trial next week in Virginia.

Preston W. Fussell is one of three survivors of the crash, which killed the two pilots. His lawsuit against Norfolk, Va.-based International Jet Charter Inc. is scheduled to be heard starting Monday.

Two other survivors, Kent Fortner and Douglas Fuller, are scheduled to have their cases heard in Norfolk Circuit Court in March.

The men were flying to a charity golf tournament when their chartered Learjet crashed into the Long Island Sound near the Groton-New London Airport in Connecticut. A National Transportation Safety Board report said the crew failed to properly monitor the jet’s altitude. The report said fog also was a factor.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot

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