29 Dec '11, 12am

US to pay family $23.1 million after fighter jet crashed into their house, killing 4 of their family members

US to pay family $23.1 million after fighter jet crashed into their house, killing 4 of their family members

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the US government to pay US$17.8 million (S$23.1 million) to a Korean family that lost four members when a Marine Corps fighter jet crashed into their San Diego home in 2008. -- PHOTO: AP SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the US government to pay US$17.8 million (S$23.1 million) to a Korean family that lost four members when a Marine Corps fighter jet crashed into their San Diego home in 2008. US District Judge Jeffrey Miller's ruling came after a nonjury trial between the Department of Justice and the family, who sought US$56 million for emotional and monetary loss. The Marine Corps blamed the crash on mechanical failure and human error. Mr 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 w...

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