Atlas Air, Amazon to go to court over the B767 freighter crash that killed 3 pilots
ATLAS Air and Amazon
ATLAS Air and Amazon.com Services have been named in a lawsuit filed by the brother of a pilot killed in February this year when an Atlas Air Boeing 767 freighter operated on behalf of Amazon Air crashed near the city of Anahuac Texas, in the Trinity Bay.
The crash claimed the lives of Atlas Air pilots captain Ricky Blakely, first officer Conrad Jules Aska and Mesa Airlines captain Sean Archuleta.
Flight 3591 was flying from Miami to Houston when the incident occurred. The aircraft was carrying cargo for Amazon and the US Postal Service, reported London's Air Cargo News.
Elliott Aska, the brother of Jules Aska, is suing the two companies along with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Amazon Fulfillment Services, F&E Aircraft Maintenance and Flightstar Aircraft Services for alleged negligence.
Court papers seen by Air Cargo News alleges that the airworthiness of the aircraft was not ensured and was also not properly maintained or upgraded, and the Atlas pilots were overworked.
The fatal crash is being investigated by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).