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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Lawsuit filed in medevac crash death

By Associated Press

The mother of a teen killed in a 2008 medevac is suing the Federal Aviation Administration alleging that air traffic controllers gave the pilot inaccurate weather information.

The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt by Stephanie Younger, whose 17-year-old daughter, Ashley, and her friend, Jordan Wells, were being flown to a hospital after a car accident when the helicopter crashed in Walker Mill Regional Park in Prince George's County.

The pilot, a paramedic, an emergency medical technician and Younger were killed. Wells was the sole survivor.

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a combination of factors caused the crash, including outdated weather information and a pilot not proficient in instrument landing approaches.

The lawsuit does not specify an amount of damages.

Information from: The Baltimore Sun

By Associated Press  | March 1, 2011; 10:53 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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I live in Cheverly, Maryland with Prince George's Hospital Center a short distance away. I remember very well that rainy night that I heard the helicopter in the sky. It made such a racket that I looked out of my bedroom window to see if I could see anything, but it was dark and rainy. At that time I thought that the helicopger was an accident waiting to happen. I went to bed and the next morning I heard on the news about the crash and loss of life. I said a prayer then and I'll say one now, and hope that the family is compensated for their loss. It should have never have happened. I will never forget that because I hear helicopters all of the time using that flight path.

Posted by: alligator10 | March 1, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I live in Cheverly, Maryland with Prince George's Hospital Center a short distance away. I remember very well that rainy night that I heard the helicopter in the sky. It made such a racket that I looked out of my bedroom window to see if I could see anything, but it was dark and rainy. At that time I thought that the helicopger was an accident waiting to happen. I went to bed and the next morning I heard on the news about the crash and loss of life. I said a prayer then and I'll say one now, and hope that the family is compensated for their loss. It should have never have happened. I will never forget that because I hear helicopters all of the time using that flight path.

Posted by: alligator10 | March 1, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Its a shame the young lady who caused the accident was the lone survior. I'm surprised it took 3 yrs for Younger to file a law suit.

Posted by: bobby20 | March 1, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

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