Settlement reached in F-22 pilot wrongful death lawsuit

Posted at 8:58 PM, Aug 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-14 20:58:58-04

The family of an F-22 Raptor pilot killed in a crash has reached a settlement with the contractors who made the jet's life-support system.

Jeff Haney died in November of 2010.

An Air Force report says the captain put his plane into a dive while trying to restore his oxygen flow.

But the family's lawsuit alleged the plane was designed with defective life-support systems.

Lockheed Martin, a contractor, issued a statement in short saying the Haney family lawsuit was resolved and the details are confidential.

Boeing, which was also involved in the lawsuit, made the same statement.

The lawsuit sought compensation for the pilot's widow and two daughters under the wrongful death act.