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Burbank company to pay for jet deaths

A Burbank-based charter jet company was ordered to pay $10.2 million

to the families of three people killed in a 2001 plane crash in Aspen, Colo., according to news reports.

A Los Angeles civil jury awarded $8.5 million to the parents of

22-year-old woman and $1.7 million to the grandmother of two

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brothers, all of whom were killed in the crash. The findings also

allow the plaintiffs to seek punitive damages against Avjet Corp.

The Gulfstream III twin turbojet plane departed from

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport on March 29, 2001, and picked up additional passengers at Los Angeles International Airport before

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departing for Aspen. Everyone on board the plane, 15 passengers and

three crew members, was killed when the plane slammed into a bluff

during its approach to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

Ben Godar


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