Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Carson v. McDonnell Douglas Helicopter (Negligence)

Lonnie Carson, a former county sheriff’s office pilot who was injured in a helicopter crash in 1999, filed a negligence lawsuit against McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. and other companies involved in the construction and/or maintenance of the helicopter. A 2001 report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board found that the crash was caused by an improperly-maintained helicopter part for which the NTSB did not blame any one company. The case was settled in November 2003 for an undisclosed amount.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 3/13/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database