Thu, May 26, 2005
NTSB Concluded Pilot Error -- But She Blames Airport
If she's accomplished nothing else, the widow of an American
Airlines pilot said on the stand in Little Rock Tuesday her
testimony in a lawsuit over her husband's death has helped bring
the family a sense of closure.
"I really appreciate being able to tell you. That's really all I
can do for him, my way of saying goodbye. I never got to see him,"
Susan Buschmann told a federal jury.
She was the last to testify before her attorneys wrapped up
their case in the death of Captain Richard Buschmann, whose MD-82
landed in what's been described as the worst thunderstorm Little
Rock had seen in 30 years. As ANN has reported, it happened in June, 1999.
The aircraft slid off the end of the runway, into a culvert and
burned. Buschmann was one of eleven people killed in the
The suit contends Little Rock National Airport officials reneged
on their promise to build a safety area at the end of Runway 4R.
The NTSB, however, blamed pilot error in Buschmann's decision to
land AAL 1420 in the heavy storm.
A safety expert, David Thomas, testified for the defense, saying
Runway 4R at LIT met all safety standards. He, too, blamed pilot
error for the accident.
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