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Settlement reached in 2009 plane crash

BUFFALO (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo that killed 50 people. The deal was announced Thursday in state Supreme Court in ...

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Students mourning schoolmate’s plane crash death

LANCASTER (AP) — Grief counseling is being offered for suburban Buffalo students mourning the death of a teenager who was killed when two small planes collided. Officials in the Lancaster Central School District have issued a statement saying professionals and ...

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Trial begins in case of plane crash into home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Opening statements are underway in a wrongful death claim filed after the 2009 crash of a commuter flight into a home near Buffalo. The attorney for the family of Doug Wielinski spent about 90 minutes Thursday ...

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Mystery shrouds plane’s crash off Jamaica

[UPDATE 11 a.m. Monday] KINGSTON, Jamaica — A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an “uncanny instinct” for revitalizing properties and an “incalculable” impact on his western New York hometown’s resurgence from ...

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State trooper dies in Sunday crash

New York State Senior Investigator Timothy J. Cowper died Sunday after the single-engine plane he was flying crashed into a wooded lot in Edinburg, Saratoga County. Cowper was off duty. State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico said Cowper was an ...

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Disputed info allowed in 2009 airliner crash suits

BUFFALO — Lawyers for families suing over the deadly 2009 crash of a plane into a house near Buffalo have won access to an internal safety report that the flight’s operators had fought to keep private. They can also interview ...

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Suit stemming from plane crash can proceed

The executors of the estates of two Buffalo attorneys killed in a 2009 plane crash in Ohio can proceed in their suit against a training foundation. Erie County Supreme Court Justice Timothy J. Walker has denied a motion by the ...

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Key decision expected in plane crash lawsuits

BUFFALO — Families suing over the 2009 crash of Flight 3407 near Buffalo are awaiting an important ruling. Federal Judge William Skretny has told lawyers he'll let them know Monday about the key issue of punitive damages. Those are damages meant to punish companies and deter future wrongdoing.

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