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Aug 20, 2010 8:23 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

All lawsuits over Pueblo jet crash settled

Court records say family members who sued over a fatal Colorado crash of a jet owned by Circuit City Stores have reached settlements of their lawsuits.

A document filed Thursday in federal court in Denver didn't disclose terms. The crash in February 2005 killed the jet's two pilots and six passengers.

The National Transportation Safety Board ruled the pilots were dealing with ice on the wings and a runway change as they approached the Pueblo airport and didn't notice the plane had slowed to an unsafe speed. An identical jet flying behind the first one landed safely. The pilots on that jet utilized the jet's de-icing equipment.

Some of the victims' survivors sued Cessna Aircraft Co., federal government agencies, and Martinair, alleging they also were partly to blame. The defendants disputed the claims.

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