In June 2007, a Marlin Air operated airplane on a Survival Flight organ transplantation flight crashed into Lake Michigan, killing six. The University of Michigan terminated its contract with Marlin Air after the flight, and has paid $350,000 to settle the ensuing lawsuit.
Marlin Air is a member of the Michigan Association of Air Medical Services.
- U-M agrees to settlement of lawsuit filed by former Survival Flight aircraft operator, Ann Arbor News, September 27, 2008.
Notice of the settlement was made public in materials released for the September meeting of the U-M Board of Regents, but neither side would release the terms of the agreement at that time. U-M released the agreement last week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Ann Arbor News.
Washington, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the probable cause of an aircraft that lost control and impacted water was the pilots' mismanagement of an abnormal flight control situation through improper actions, including lack of crew coordination, and failing to control airspeed and to prioritize control of the airplane.