Investigators survey the burnt out wreckage of a twin-engine plane which lies on a property adjacent to Teterboro Airport. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
A settlement has been reached in the case of a pilot who died following a plane crash near Teterboro Airport in 2009.
The Record reports the family of George Maddox of Sinking Spring, Pa., will receive $7.5 million.
Authorities have said the 54-year-old Maddox was piloting a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, which crashed after an aborted landing and burst into flames.
The plane was carrying blood and urine specimens for Quest Diagnostics, a testing firm with an office near the Bergen County airport.
Maddox's wife filed suit in 2011, arguing a co-pilot had been at the controls at the time. The co-pilot suffered severe injuries but survived.
Maddox, who suffered burns over 20 to 30 percent of his body, died of his injuries two weeks after the crash.
The settlement also includes college tuition payments for Maddox's daughter.