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Lawyers: Another Flight 3407 crash lawsuit settled

BUFFALO — Lawyers say a half dozen families of passengers killed in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near Buffalo have now settled their lawsuits against the airlines.

Attorneys speaking during a status conference in U.S. District Court said Thursday that’s one more since the October update and mediation is ongoing in other cases. Terms of the settlements have not been released.

Pilot error has been blamed for the 2009 crash onto a house in the suburb of Clarence. All 49 aboard the plane and a man in the house were killed.

Families suing Continental Airlines, flight operator Colgan Air and others won a victory in October when Judge William Skretny said they can use the cockpit voice recording — not just the written transcript — at the wrongful death trial in 2012.

Another status conference is set for Feb. 9.