F-22 Builders Settle Lawsuit with Pilot’s Widow
Anna Haney, the widow of F-22 Raptor pilot Capt Jeff Haney, filed a lawsuit in March against the contractors responsible for building the F-22: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Honeywell, and Pratt and Whitney. They have reportedly settled out of court in a sealed result:
According to court documents, Anna Haney, wife of pilot Capt. Jeff Haney, agreed to a binding settlement…after a meeting Aug. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The settlement terms are confidential and the recording of the proceeding has been sealed, according to court documents…
John Gagliano, an attorney for Anna Haney, confirmed a settlement was reached but could not provide any details.
While the Air Force has essentially claimed to have found a smoking gun causing F-22 pilot oxygen deprivation issues, Maj Gen Charles Lyon of Air Combat Combat is quoted as saying
there is “no evidence” that the flaws in the pressurized vest contributed to Haney’s crash.