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France: Continental employees on trial for manslaughter in Concorde crash

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Nearly a decade after an Air France Concorde crashed from a known design flaw, the French are beginning the manslaughter trial of two Continental Airlines employees in Houston, claiming they are responsible for the involuntary manslaughter of 113 people. (www.reuters.com) Altro...

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dbaker
Here is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_4590 link to the Wikipedia article on the Air France crash] on July 25, 2000.
LunchboxLarry
I think this is nuts! I think it should be the Airport authorities fault for not catching the FOD that was on the runway in the beginning anyway.
chiphermes
Chip Hermes 0
It is outrageous. It sounds like third world vigilante justice. Reminds me of the Aeroperú crash in the late 1990s when they blamed & charged a guy who washes planes for causing the whole thing (he did leave tape over a pitot-static port) rather than investigating the companies involved, the lack of pre-flight, and the systemic failures that allowed that to happen.
VincentJasper
Typical...........what about the pilots and their contribution to the accident? Oh, I'm sorry they had no hand in the accident. This is beginning to look like one I recall from the 1970's out there in the Canary Islands!

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