Braniff Airways, Inc., Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 315 F.2d 631 (5th Cir. 1963)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 315 F.2d 631 (5th Cir. 1963) April 19, 1963

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Emett C. Choate, Judge.

Wilbur E. Dow, Jr., W. Shelby Coates, Jr., Dow & Stonebridge, New York City, for appellant.

Alan S. Rosenthal and Kathryn H. Baldwin, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., Lloyd G. Bates, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Miami, Fla., for appellee.

Before TUTTLE, Chief Judge, and JONES and BELL, Circuit Judges.


The judgment before us on this appeal denied recovery to the appellant, Braniff Airways, Inc., in an action against the United States brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C.A. §§ 1346(b), 2671 et seq. The district court has set forth the claim of the appellant with its findings and conclusions. Braniff Airways, Inc. v. United States, D.C., 203 F. Supp. 602. The district court reached the conclusion, among others, that "There was no causal connection between any alleged act or omission to act on the part of the defendant [United States] and the resultant accident and injuries." 203 F. Supp. 602, 607. The record fully supports this conclusion. This being so, it is not necessary to consider the other questions raised by the appellant. The judgment of the district court is