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 aircraft should never have been flying in poor weather.
Three passengers and Charles Ogilvie were among the victims of the helicopter crash in September 15th at Oconee National Forest.
Fulton County filed the suit Thursday on behalf of his widow.
The lawsuit accuses Alister Pereira, the pilot, of not monitoring the weather properly and not stopping his flight when he was aware of low clouds, low visibility or rain.
According to the Associated Press, the helicopter took off from Thomasville, Georgia, about 180 miles south of the crash site.
According to the AP, the NTSB stated that the weather conditions were poor during the flight.
The Associated Press reported that two companies are being sued: Atlanta Helicopters LLC, and North Atlanta Executive Air LLC.