F-18 Crash Victims’ Family to Receive $17.8M
US District Judge Jeffrey Miller ruled the surviving members of a family killed by an F/A-18 crash in San Diego were to receive $17.8 million from the US government. They had sued and sought $56 million.
Don Yoon lost his 36-year-old wife, Youngmi Lee Yoon; his 15-month-old daughter, Grace; his 2-month-old daughter, Rachel; and his 59-year-old mother-in-law, Seokim Kim Lee, who was visiting from Korea to help her eldest daughter take care of their children…
“Our family is relieved this part of the process is over, but no sum of money will ever make up for the loss of our loved ones,” he said.
Yoon still said he didn’t hold the pilot, who ejected, responsible:
Yoon said he harbors no ill will toward the Marine pilot “who did everything he could to prevent this tragedy,” but added that his family believes “that misguided attempts by the military to save money and cut costs” contributed to the crash.