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Nurse severely injured in Frisco Flight for Life crash reaches $100 million settlement

By Jack Queen
Dave Repsher, a flight nurse who was seriously injured in a 2015 helicopter crash in Frisco, has reached a $100 million settlement with the helicopter’s manufacturer and the company that operated it.
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FRISCO, Colo. — A flight nurse who was seriously injured in a 2015 helicopter crash in Frisco has reached a $100 million settlement with the helicopter’s manufacturer and the company that operated it.

Dave Repsher suffered burns on 90 percent of his body after the Flight For Life helicopter he was riding in crashed shortly after takeoff at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in July 2015. The pilot, 64-year-old Patrick Mahany, was killed. Another nurse, Matt Bowe, was also injured.

“It’s an amount the Repshers were very deserving of,” said Denver attorney Murray Ogborn, reached by phone Thursday afternoon. “It allows them to cover all future medical bills and allows them to live comfortably for the rest of their lives. We are very pleased with the amount.”

Repsher and his wife, Amanda, brought a civil suit in Summit County Court against manufacturer Airbus Helicopters and the aircraft’s operator, Air Methods Corporation, shortly after the crash.

The suit alleged at least nine counts of negligence related to a faulty tail rotor said to have caused the crash and the fuel system in the helicopter, which wasn’t crashworthy and ruptured when the craft hit the ground, causing a large fire.

The settlement was reached several weeks ago but not made public until documents were finalized on Thursday, Ogborn said. The agreement releases the companies of all liability and includes no admission of fault.

This story will be updated.


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