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January 17, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.17.04)

"It's clear to us that this was a compromise verdict. We came here not for money but to vindicate Parker's good name, and we think we achieved that in this verdict." Source: Lorrie Paul Crum, vice president of corporate communications at Parker Hannifin, after a Missouri jury awarded the family of Governor Mel Carnahan $4 million dollars for his death and that of his son. They, along with an aide to the governor, were killed October 16, 2000, when their Cessna 335 went down in southeastern Missouri. The family blamed Parker Hannifin, which made the vacuum pumps aboard the 335, for the deaths, saying it was just one of more than 20 fatal aviation accidents attributable to the pumps.

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