Lawsuit filed in Alcona fatal helicopter crash
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.