Skip to comments.Continental guilty over 2000 Concorde crash
Posted on 12/06/2010 1:14:49 PM PST by ColdOne
PARIS (AFP) - A French court fined Continental Airlines Monday over the 2000 Concorde crash in which 113 died, but did not jail anyone for the disaster that effectively ended commercial supersonic air travel.
The court found the US airline criminally responsible for the Paris crash, caused by a piece of metal that fell from a Continental DC-10 and later shredded the supersonic jet's tyre, which led to a fire in the fuel tank.
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I fail to see the criminal part of this. Did they even know the part had fallen off? What were they supposed to have done?
Seems like a silly exercise.
So, the airport is not responsible for policing the runways?
Now that France has settled the cause, when will they start flying the Concorde again?
“The officials had made design changes to strengthen the supersonic jet’s tyres but not the fuel tanks.”
Looks like they are to blame here!
Never gonna happen. The Concorde was a white elephant for both Air France and British Airways, heavily subsidized by their governments, who in effect saw the SST as their “space program.” But the financial losses were huge, and both nations were relieved to us the crash in 2000 as an excuse to retire the planes.
“So, the airport is not responsible for policing the runways?”
Apparently NOT. They are French of course, and the French cannot do ANYTHING wrong. Had to be the American flagged airline at fault so they could sue for BIG bucks.
I would love to hear the evidence of his negligence or whatever wrong doing.
“Fines” paid to the benefit of another airline.
Assigning degrees of civil liability to parties other than the accused?
Like the big frog Charles de Gaulle said , “How can you govern a country in which there are 246 kinds of cheese”.
Since they didn’t strengthen the underside of the wings, the French made a policy to inspect the runway immediately before every Concorde takeoff. On the day in question, the airport fire department was having a Sunday picnic and declined to perform the inspection.
r u series?
Somebody f***ed up and it was not Con Air or their mechanic !
The crash took place on a Tuesday.
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