FAA Denies Liability for Medevac Crash Injuries

By KATHLEEN MILLER
|  Wednesday, Jul 7, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 PM EDT
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FAA Denies Liability for Medevac Crash Injuries

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Medical helicopter crash survivor Jordan Wells says she hopes the choppers can be made safer.

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Federal Aviation Administration officials said they aren't liable for injuries suffered by the sole survivor of a 2008 Maryland Medevac crash in which air traffic controllers provided outdated weather information.

The attorney for Jordan Wells said Wednesday that FAA officials sent him a letter last month declining to pay damages sought by Wells.

National Transportation Safety Board members concluded last year the crash that killed four people was caused by a combination of factors, including a pilot who was not proficient in instrument landing approaches, and the outdated weather information. Wells has said she has undergone more than 20 surgeries since the September 2008 tragedy.

Attorney Greg Winton said his next step will be filing a lawsuit.

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