PHOENIX —Â A federal accident report saysÂ a billionaire food-services company owner let his 5-year-old daughter sit on hisÂ lap in his helicopter’s co-pilot seat and she apparently caused a 2010 crashÂ near Phoenix that killed five people by kicking the flight controls.
The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the crash that killedÂ Services Group of America owner Thomas J. Stewart for nearly three years beforeÂ releasing its report Wednesday.
The report says it’s “highly likely” the little girl suddenly pushed down onÂ a control and either Stewart or his company pilot then quickly pulled up. ThatÂ made the rotor blades bend and strike the tail boom.
The conclusion is being disputed by the lawyer for the pilot’s family and byÂ Stewart’s privately held company. SGA moved to Arizona from Seattle in 2006.
Source: Fox News