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Commemorating the Crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 with a Public Forum

The 68 people who died in the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 on Oct. 31, 1994, will never be forgotten. To commemorate the tragedy, family members, loved ones and the community touched by the crash 20 years ago have announced a public forum on Oct. 30 entitled: "Public Forum: The Legacy of American Eagle Flight 4184." Guest speakers at this public forum to be held in Merrillville, Indiana, include Greg Feith, Aviation Safety and Security expert and former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator who served as the investigator in charge of the crash of Flight 4184; Charley Pereira, transportation safety and security consultant and former NTSB investigator as well as Flight 4184 Airplane Performance and Icing Group Chairman and co-author of the NTSB's Final Report and Safety Recommendations; Ray Chambers, Director, Newton County EMA, and Fire Chief of the Lincoln Township Fire Department as well as Deputy Coroner and first responder on the scene of the crash of Flight 4184; Paul Sledzik, Director of the Transportation Disaster Assistance Division of the NTSB. America grieved when it learned of the Halloween night crash of that ATR-72 turboprop plane that was en route from Indianapolis to Chicago when it encountered severe icing conditions and crashed into a field near Roselawn, Indiana. The lessons learned and improvements made in aviation safety, emergency response and the coordination of support services of survivors and family members following commercial transportation disasters will be discussed at this important public forum. Clifford Law Offices represented 16 families who lost loved ones in the tragic crash of Flight 4184.  In the process of preparing for trial, lawyers at the firm took 110 depositions to get to the bottom of what occurred.  Robert Clifford sat on the Plaintiff's' Discovery Committee.  The firm obtained a $110 million settlement on the eve of trial in federal court in Chicago for 28 families who had brought suit in a consolidated action. The public forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. CDT. Inquiries can be made at info4184@gmail.com. For more information about American Eagle Flight 4184, please visit www.americaneagleflight4184.com and www.facebook.com/flight4184. Contact in Indiana: Jennifer Stansberry Miller: 317-354-7208 Contact in Chicago area: Terri Henry Severin: 847-354-0949

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