Settlement Reached in Teterboro Fatal Crash

By Wire Reports and NBC10.Com Staff
|  Thursday, Dec 12, 2013  |  Updated 8:10 PM EDT
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Settlement Reached in Plane Crash

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Investigators survey the burnt out wreckage of a twin-engine plane which lies on a property adjacent to Teterboro Airport. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

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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.

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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.

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