Judge Approves $1.2M Helicopter Crash Settlement

A judge in Kenosha County, Wisconsin has approved a $1.2 million settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who died in a 2008 helicopter crash.

The estate of Alan Sapko, who was piloting the helicopter and also died in the crash,  will pay the family of Joan Anzalone.  Ms Analone was a passenger who died when the helicopter crashed into a home in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on a foggy September morning in 2008.  The five people in the house were not injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board ruled pilot error caused the crash. Investigators said Sapko failed to maintain proper altitude before the crash.