Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Alabama Cargo Jet Crash

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Nashville, Tenn. The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed when a UPS cargo jet crashed in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft.

The Lebanon Democrat reports Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit against Honeywell Aerospace.

Fanning was the husband of UPS pilot Shanda Fanning of Lynchburg, Tenn. Fanning and the flight's captain died when UPS Flight 1354 crashed while attempting to land at Birmingham's airport a year ago on a flight from Louisville, Kentucky.

The twin-engine jet clipped trees and slammed into a hill short of the runway.

The lawsuit filed in Nashville, Tennessee, says a faulty Honeywell Aerospace ground warning system that didn't go off in time to alert the pilots.

Honeywell denies its product caused the crash.


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