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Family of Florida medical flight crash victim sue helicopter’s owners, operator

The family of a medical technician who was killed when the heart-transplant helicopter he was on crashed December 26 is suing the helicopter’s owners and operator saying they hope others may be spared having to experience such a “horrible, horrible” loss. The daughters of 57-year-old David Hines, a Mayo clinic organ procurement technician, filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Abraham Holdings, the helicopter’s owner, and SK Logistics and SK Jets, the aircraft’s operators. Pilot E. Hoke Smith, the 68-year-old owner of the SK companies, was flying the Bell 206B helicopter to Gainesville, Florida, on an early morning mission to retrieve ... Read More