Family sues government over 2015 midair collision deaths

Family sues government over 2015 midair collision deaths

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The family of a father and son killed when their small plane was hit by an Air Force jet nearly two years ago is suing the federal government.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the lawsuit contends the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic controller failed to respond appropriately before the crash.

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The lawsuit says the air traffic controller failed to act urgently enough to have the fighter avoid the smaller plane.

Attorney Jim Brauchle says the family of the victims feels forgotten. He says six months of negotiations have failed to reach an agreement with the federal government.

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