France: judge orders US airline to stand trial for Concorde crash

A French judge has ordered Continental Airlines and five individuals to stand trial on charges arising from the crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people in 2000. The defendants include two employees of the U.S. carrier, two employees of Aerospatiale, the company that made the supersonic Concorde, and a French aviation official. All are charged with manslaughter.The crash in 2000 was a factor in the subsequent decision to remove all Concorde jets from service three years later.Source: eTurboNews; find article here>>.

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