Husband of UPS pilot sues over deadly crash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed in the crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft.

The Lebanon Democrat (http://bit.ly/1pwEmkB ) reports Bret Tucker is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit against Honeywell Aerospace.

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Tucker was the husband of UPS pilot Shanda Fanning of Lynchburg, Tenn. Fanning and the flight captain died when UPS Flight 1354 crashed while attempting to land at Birmingham’s airport a year ago on a flight from Louisville, Kentucky.

The twin-engine jet clipped trees and slammed into a hill short of the runway.

The lawsuit filed in Nashville, Tennessee, says a faulty Honeywell Aerospace ground warning system that didn’t go off in time to alert the pilots.

Honeywell denies its product caused the crash.

 

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