CHARLESTON – Yeager Airport and Triad Engineering have entered into a settlement in a lawsuit involving the 2015 landslide and hill collapse.
The partial settlement was for $900,000, according to Yeager’s Resolution Committee. The settlement releases the officers and their company assets from any claims that the airport has against them.
There have been several lawsuits filed after the landslide occurred that remain unsettled. The hill at the end of Yeager’s runaway collapsed on March 12, 2015.
Airport Director Terry Sayre said they home to extend the other end of the runway into Charleston’s Coonskin Park.
Extending into Coonskin Park would give the airport a 1,000-foot overrun area, as well as a 600-foot engineered materials arresting system bed. It would also make available 7,000 feet f runway for landings and 8,000 feet for take-offs.
The landslide displaced more than 130 people and damaged nearly a dozen homes.