Fund Created for Children of Pilots Killed

 - September 21, 2006, 6:11 AM

In an unusual move, Air Tractor has established a college education fund for children of pilots who are killed in accidents involving the company’s aerial application aircraft. The fund is being financed from the profit on sales of Air Tractor replacement batteries. According to a company executive in Olney, Texas, there has been an average of five to six fatal accidents annually in the last five years. Acceptance of funds does not preclude the filing of wrongful-death lawsuits, the executive said.