Opening statements are underway in a wrongful death claim filed after the 2009 crash of a commuter flight into a home near Buffalo.
The relatives of the passengers killed in the crash said they plan to thank those who have supported them over the years, and vow to continue their fight to make air travel safer at Wednesday’s memorial service.
The regulations require first officers to have at least 1,500 hours of flying experience. Airline captains are already required to have at least 1,500 hours. Previously, first officers were only required to have 250 hours of flight time.
Fifty people, including the pilots, were killed in the crash near Buffalo, N.Y.
U.S. District Judge William Skretny said Wednesday that 43 suits have been filed in federal court in Buffalo and of those, about 10 have been settled.
The National Transportation Safety Board began a two-day forum on Tuesday probing the safety implications of “code sharing” agreements.
The judge ordered told lawyers to come up with a way to prevent the recording from being publicly released so potential jurors won’t be influenced.