After a two-week trial, it took a jury less than three hours to decide that textile and chemical giant Milliken & Co. bore no liability for a plane crash near Thomson-McDuffie Airport in which a corporate jet hit a power pole on the company’s property, killing five people.  

The trial was the first to address the claims against Milliken, with five more cases pending in Fulton County State Court, including suits by the families of the deceased and from the pilot and co-pilot, who survived.

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