Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Five-Year-Old Child Fatally Injured During Windstorm At The Airport
A judge in Madison County, AL, will hold a summary judgement hearing January 4th in a case stemming from the death of a five-year-old boy at an air show in Huntsville in 2008.
The civil suit was filed against the Airport Authority and a rental equipment company after the child was fatally injured by an air conditioning unit which fell on him after a microburst hit the airport grounds during the show. The family of Josiah Miller says the tents and equipment were not properly secured to the ground, and that the airport did not adequately warn about severe weather conditions.
Television Station WAFF reports that The judge may make a decision concerning how the case will proceed at the hearing.
The airport officials named in the suit said that they are immune from claims of liability associated with the performance of their official duties. They also say that there is not enough evidence that the accident occurred because of any act or omission that they should have known could cause an injury. Operations Director Doug Kreulen added that he depended on the National Weather Service for severe weather information, and had halted the show 12 minutes before the microburst hit.
'Yellow Balls' Discovered By Volunteers Studying Spitzer Images Sometimes it takes a village to find new and unusual objects in space. Volunteers scanning tens of thousands of star>[...]
"While this star formed a long time ago, in fact before most of the stars in the Milky Way, we have no indication that any of these planets have now or ever had life on them. At th>[...]
Final Approach Fix The fix from which the final approach (IFR) to an airport is executed and which identifies the beginning of the final approach segment. It is designated on Gover>[...]
New Global Air Ambulance Research Report Shows Projected Growth Of Nearly Ten Percent The Global Air Ambulance market is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of>[...]
Long-Range Sensor System Demonstrated Production Readiness On Super Hornet The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) system, developed and integrated by Boeing and L>[...]