Flight 3407 wrongful death lawsuits settled
All federal lawsuits stemming from the crash of of Continental Connection Flight 3407 have now been settled. The last of the victims' families reached a settlement with the airlines involved today, according to The Buffalo News. That means there may no longer be a need for a federal trial, as was scheduled for late May.
However, three cases are pending in state court. One or more of those could go to trial.
Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence in February 2009. 49 people on board, along with an unborn child, and one man on the ground were killed. Investigators determined pilot error was to blame.
The passengers' families are suing the airlines involved: Continental, along with Pinnacle Airlines and former subsidiary Colgan Air, the regional carrier that operated the flight.
The amounts of the settlements have not been disclosed.