A Kentucky jury has awarded $21.7 million to the families of three people who died in a June 2013 medical helicopter crash.
The jury decision came after a three-week trial and five hours of deliberation.
Four years ago, the Bell 206L-1 helicopter crashed in an elementary school parking lot 750 feetfrom a helipad, killing pilot and retired sheriff’s deputy Eddy Sizemore and paramedics Herman “Lee” Dobbs and Jesse Jones.
Eight family members sued Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the manufacturer. Amarillo is home to a Bell Textron plant that employs hundreds near Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.