Lawyer: Settlements reached in Denver runway crash

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DENVER (AP) -- Passengers and crews on a Continental Airlines flight that went off a runway in Denver in 2008 have reached settlements with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to one of the lawyers involved.

About 60 people sued, claiming air traffic controllers didn't tell the pilot about wind gusts when giving him wind speeds before takeoff.

Bruce Lampert said Monday the pilot, whom he represented, was the last to settle. He said the settlements, first reported by KMGH-TV, totaled "several million dollars", with amounts ranging from under $100,000 for most to "considerably more" for the injured.

The FAA referred questions to the U.S. Department of Justice, which didn't return calls seeking comment.

The NTSB said the air traffic control system and inadequate crosswind training in the airline industry contributed to the crash.



 
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