Suit Filed For Italian Tourists in Mid-Air

By Staff Writer | December 11, 2009
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Lawyers for five Italian tourists who were among nine people killed in an Aug. 8 mid-air collision have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. The crash involved a helicopter and small plane over the Hudson, and sparked FAA to revise its air traffic rules in the region. The lawsuit names Liberty Helicopters and the Meridian Consulting, both of Linden, N.J., as defendants, as well as Steven Altman, the pilot of the Piper PA32 that crashed into the Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter, and the owner of the Piper, LCA Partnership. It is the second lawsuit that stems from the incident—Steven Altman’s wife Pamela filed a suit against Liberty in October.
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