Apr 17, 2023

Air France and Airbus cleared over 2009 Rio-Paris crash

A court in France has cleared Air France and Airbus of charges of involuntary manslaughter over a deadly crash in 2009 which killed all 228 people on board. The Airbus A330 operated by Air France crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Air France and Airbus had always denied the charges, for which they were facing a maximum fine of €225,000. The judge said there had been several acts of negligence by both companies, but that there was not enough certainty to hold Airbus and Air France liable for the crash. All 12 crew members and 216 passengers on board the flight were killed when the plane lunged into the sea from a height of 38,000ft, making it the deadliest incident in Air France's history.

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