Helicopter Crash Lawsuit Settled
By Staff
The Boston Globe
January 30, 1996
PORTLAND, Maine – The family of a burn victim who was killed in the crash of an air ambulance in Casco Bay more than two years ago reached a settlement with the pilot yesterday. The settlement was announced as jury selection was about to begin for the civil trial in Cumberland County Superior Court. The patient, Douglas Fernald, died along with a paramedic and a nurse when a helicopter went down in bad weather in Casco Bay Nov. 19, 1993. Pilot Sean Rafter was the sole survivor. Details of the financial settlement were not disclosed, but it required Rafter to admit publicly that he caused the accident.