LOS ANGELES, CA (September 24, 2008) – The United States Department of
Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration agreed to pay $4.5 million in damages to
the survivor, Gavin Heyworth, of the November 6, 2003 helicopter crash at Torrance
Municipal Airport.
In May 2008, after a seven day trial in United States District Court, Central District of
California, the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper ruled that in Melanie Bailey, et. al. v.
United States of America Department of Transportation (Federal Aviation Administration) –
Case #CV 06-1191 FMC(VBKx) the FAA was 100 percent liable for the helicopter crash in
front of the Control Tower due to Air Traffic Controller error and negligence.
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