Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

2-Oct-2017 Source:

A Kentucky jury has decided that Bell must pay $21.7 million to the three families of the victims of a fatal crash in June 2013. The helicopter crashed feet from a helipad in an elementary school parking lots. The pilot, Eddy Sizemore and both paramedics Herman Dobbs and Jesse Jones were all killed. The representative of the families, Gary C. Robb, said that there was a main rotor blade defect that Bell was aware of. The tail broom and roof broke off of the helicopter. This wouldn’t have happened if the pilot became “disorientated and lost control in foggy night time conditions,” which was what the National Transportation Safety Board reported. Bell is going to appeal this decision, as they believe that the NTSB found no manufacturing flaws, reports Amarillo.

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