SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A lawsuit filed on behalf of the families of four Miramar-based Marines killed in a 2018 helicopter crash in Imperial County alleges two companies that manufacture and supply helicopter components are responsible for a defective part that was instrumental to the fatal wreck.
The lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania state court alleges the root cause of the April 3, 2018, crash during a flight exercise near El Centro was the failure of a component part manufactured, sold and supplied by Kampi Components Co. and Diamond Rubber Products Co.
Representatives of the companies could not immediately be reached for comment.
Killed in the crash were Capt. Samuel A. Schultz, 28, of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, 1st Lt. Samuel D. Phillips, 27, of Pinehurst, North Carolina, both of who