|French court overturns Concorde crash conviction|
|Written by By Associated Press|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:35|
VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against Continental Airlines for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people.
The crash led to the Concorde program, a synonym for luxury but a commercial failure despite its advanced technology, to be taken out of service in 2003. Air France and British Airways had jointly operated the program.
Thursday's ruling follows a 2010 case where a French court had convicted Continental Airlines Inc. and one of its mechanics for the crash and imposed about €2 million ($2.7 million) in damages and fines on the carrier.
In the 2000 accident, the jet slammed into a hotel near Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport soon after taking off, killing all 109 people aboard and four on the ground.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
Front Page Stories
|Minarcin set to join Rossford council
12/17/2013 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer
ROSSFORD - After a group interview of applicants, the City Council voted 5-1 to have former school b [ ... ]
|Schools share in Straight A grant|
12/17/2013 | PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer
TONTOGANY – Four Wood County school districts will be among seven to share in a $855 [ ... ]