ATLANTA (AP) — The widow of a passenger killed in a helicopter crash in Georgia is suing the pilot’s estate and two helicopter companies, saying the plane should never have flown in bad weather.
On September 15, the helicopter crashed into Oconee National Forest killing three passengers, including Charles Ogilvie.
The lawsuit was filed by his widow in Fulton County on Wednesday.
Pilot Alister Pereira is accused of failing to keep an eye on weather conditions and not stopping the flight when he saw low clouds, poor visibility or rain in the area.
According to the Associated Press, the helicopter took off from Thomasville, Georgia, about 180 miles south of the crash site.
The Associated Press reported that the NTSB stated that it had been raining during the flight, with low clouds and reduced visibility.
The Associated Press reported that two companies are being sued: Atlanta Helicopters LLC, and North Atlanta Executive Air LLC.