By Jessica Bies, Delaware News Journal:
A federal judge has ordered Delaware State Police to turn over the full accident report on the death of a Lewes firefighter who fell from a helicopter during a training exercise in 2016.
Tuesday’s order comes after a lawyer for the family of Timothy McClanahan issued a subpoena for an unredacted copy of the report and related materials.
Police ignored the subpoena, saying they would provide an unredacted report only under court order.
A version of the report previously provided by police omits significant details, including the names of witnesses that the plaintiffs say are highly relevant to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that McClanahan fell to his death at a southern Delaware airport because a tether anchored to the helicopter and attached to his safety harness did not include a locking mechanism.
Read the full story here.