The Buffalo News is reporting that the families of those who lost loved ones in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 on Feb. 12, 2009, are asking for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to reopen its investigation as to the cause of that crash. Jerry Zremski, Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for the newspaper, wrote in a July 13, 2013 story that any new details could, “have implications for the 12 wrongful death lawsuits that remain unsettled in the wake of the crash, but it could also have wider impact.”
Clifford Law Offices represents a number of those families who await trial next year in this matter. Any new details unearthed could also have an impact on air travel in general regarding regional planes, as Zremski reported. The NTSB reportedly has sent copies of the request to all parties involved in the crash. The Buffalo News reported that one of the things to be further examined is testimony of Dan Morgan, the former vice president of safety and compliance at Colgan that operated the flight that crashed in 2009, claiming 50 lives. Statements that Morgan made to media and in his 2009 testimony before the NTSB on the culture of safety at Colgan and if it was promoting safety as well as the safety problems in the regional airlines industry should be examined for any discrepancies, the Buffalo News reported.