Settlement Reached in Helicopter Lawsuit in Iowa

January 20, 2010

An attorney in a lawsuit over a deadly helicopter crash during a movie shoot in eastern Iowa say a settlement resolving all issues has been reached.

Dwight James, a Des Moines attorney who acted as mediator, says there will not be any appeal. Terms were not made public.

The crash happened during the filming of “The Final Season” in June 2006.

Cameraman Roland Schlotzhauer, of Lenexa, Kan., was killed when the helicopter hit a power line and crashed in a field near Walford. The pilot and film producer were injured.

Last summer, a Polk County jury awarded $7.2 million to Schlotzhauer’s widow, and $4.2 million to the producer, Tony Wilson, of Dallas Center.

The jury ruled pilot Richard Green, of Hudson, and two producers were at fault for the accident.

Information from: The Gazette,

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