Plane Crash Lawsuit Settled With American, Smyrna's RegionsAir

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The last lawsuit over a fatal crash involving a Smyrna-based airline has been settled in St. Louis.

The family of Rada Bronson of Los Angeles agreed to a settlement with American Airlines, for whom Corporate Airlines flew commuter links. Corporate later became RegionsAir.

A commuter flight operated by the Tennessee company crashed in October 2004 as the crew attempted to land it in Kirksville, Missouri. Thirteen people were killed, including Bronson.

The National Transportation Safety Board blamed pilot error, poor professionalism and fatigue.

RegionsAir halted operations in March after the Federal Aviation Administration questioned the carrier's line-check airman certification and training program.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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