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$32.25 Million Settlement For a Tragic Airplane Crash

Crash caused by airplane’s faulty fuel gauges

A $32.25 million settlement was reached in a case stemming from a devastating plane crash in Bear Creek Township in Luzerne County. The plane was a charter flight operated by Executive Airlines, returning to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport from Atlantic City. The aircraft was only a few miles from its destination when it ran out of fuel and crashed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation. The fuel gauges were determined to be defective, and the pilots ignored other warnings of low fuel. All seventeen passengers and the two pilots on board were killed in the crash.

Executive Airlines and BAE Systems, the plane manufacturer, combined for a settlement of $32,250,000, the largest personal injury settlement in the history of Luzerne County. The families of the deceased receive different amounts, depending on age, work status, and other factors.

Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys represented the families of some of the victims.

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