The family of a jazz guitarist from New Jersey who was killed in the crash of a commuter plane near Buffalo, N.Y., in February has sued Continental Airlines and the flight’s operator.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal 3 ?:rt in Newark by Jeanie Bryson, the wife of Coleman Mellett (muh-LETT’).
Mellett was one of 50 people killed when Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into a house in Clarence, N.Y., on Feb. 12.
Mellett, a guitarist in trumpeter Chuck Mangione’s band, was on his way to play a concert in Buffalo.
The lawsuit claims negligence and “reckless, wanton and willful misconduct” on the part of Continental and Colgan Air. The suit also names Colgan’s parent company, Pinnacle Airlines.
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