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Family of Single Valuejet Crash Victim Receives $1.9 Million

Amount: $1,900,000
Court: Circuit Court, St. Louis, Missiouri
Plaintiff’s Counsel: Jamie R. Lebovitz

A 26 year old female survived by mother and father was a passenger on Valujet Flight 592 which crashed in the Florida Everglades as a result of an on board fire. This McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 took off from Miami, Florida destined for Atlanta. Shortly after take off, the flight crew reported smoke in the cabin and cockpit. Apparently, on the morning of May 11, 1996 Valuejet loaded many oxygen generators into the plane’s forward cargo hold. The generators had been maintained by SabreTech, Inc. which failed to install shipping caps over the percussion caps to prevent accidental initiation of the chemicals. The NTSB concluded that the conduct of Valuejet, SabreTech and the FAA all contributed to this tragedy.

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