Manslaughter & negligence: Air France could face trial over 2009 crash
French prosecutors have recommended that Air France face trial for manslaughter and negligence in this year’s 2009 crash which killed 228 people on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
The investigators concluding that the airline was alert to technical issues with a speed-measuring instrument on its Airbus A330 plane.
The airline didn’t inform pilots or train them in how exactly to resolve the presssing issues, however, in accordance with a study document seen by Agence France-Presse. The prosecutors recommended dropping the case against Airbus also, the maker.
A 2012 report in to the crash by French air crash investigator BEA figured errors by pilots and failure to react swiftly after speed sensors malfunctioned resulted in the crash.
Investigating magistrates will decide whether to check out advice from prosecutors and bring a complete case to court, but Air France will be in a position to appeal any decision to create a trial.
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Flight AF447 tragically crashed in to the Atlantic Ocean throughout a storm, 2009 – however the full wreckage had not been later located until 2 yrs. It had been found off the Brazilian coast by remote-controlled submarines at a depth of 13,000ft.
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