Lawsuit Over Mississippi Plane Crash Settled

December 5, 2013

The family of pilot David Duncan, who died in a 2011 when a twin engine Cessna 310 crashed at the Tupelo airport, has settled its lawsuit with the city aviation authority.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Duncan’s daughters, filed suit in January in Lee County claiming negligence by the airport authority.

A National Transportation Safety Board report says there was a loose nut on a fuel line on the airplane.

NTSB says anti-tamper putty around the nut was broken. The putty indicates if a nut has been loosened – purposely or by causes like vibration. NTSB says a mechanic told investigators he tightened the nut to proper torque but didn’t have anti-tamper putty to put around it.

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