- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Craig Breedlove has settled a lawsuit filed against a Chicago museum he says damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964.

Terms of Monday’s settlement were not disclosed. However, Breedlove was seeking $395,000 from the Museum of Science and Industry to cover estimated repair costs.

In a statement, the 79-year-old Breedlove and the museum say the agreement fully resolves the lawsuit brought against the museum.

When Breedlove loaned his Spirit of America jet car to the museum in 1965, it was freshly repaired from a crash at the salt flats.

Breedlove told the Chicago Tribune (https://trib.in/2iYi0gE ) that when it was taken off display and shipped to his Rio Vista, California home it was in far worse shape than after the crash.


Information from: Chicago Tribune, https://www.chicagotribune.com

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