The lawyer for a Marine investigated in a U.S. jet's accidental downing of a ski gondola was in critical condition Friday after an attacker bludgeoned her with a hammer.

Pordenone's chief police official, Raffaele Daniele, said there was no indication the attack was linked to the cable car accident. All 20 people aboard the gondola died Feb. 3 when a low-flying Marine jet severed its cable.The lawyer, Francesca Trombino, represents Lt. Col. Richard Muegge, head of the jet's squadron.