Sep 5, 2019
Air France crash: Manslaughter charges dropped over 2009 disaster
On Thursday, the magistrates looking into manslaughter charges brought by victims' relatives decided that there were not enough grounds to prosecute. They blamed the plane's crew for losing control after speed sensors froze. In 2012, a civil investigation found a combination of technical failure and human error had led to the loss of Flight AF447 on 1 June 2009. The accident is the worst disaster in the history of Air France. Since the crash, Air France has replaced the speed sensors on its fleet of Airbus jets with a newer model.
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