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Lawsuit filed in Alcona fatal helicopter crash

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on March 29, 2012 – 3:08 amNo Comment

The estate and family of a man killed in a northern lower Michigan helicopter crash in September has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence contributed to the accident.
The Macomb Daily reports the complaint was filed in January in Macomb County Circuit Court by relatives of 33 year-old Mark May.

May was a passenger in the helicopter that crashed in Alcona County’s Caledonia Township.  The helicopter was piloted by 46 year-old Dan Logghe who also died in the September 23 crash. 

The lawsuit accuses Logghe of negligence and says his family-owned company failed to properly maintain the helicopter.

The men were headed to a hunting cabin near Alpena, about 15 miles from the crash site.  The wreckage was found by a hunter on his property in a remote area of the township.

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