A Paris court ruled yesterday that Continental Airlines was "criminally responsible" for the crash of the Air France Concorde in July 2000, which killed 113. The court fined the airline EU200,000 ($268,000) and ordered that it pay Air France EU1 million ($1.34 million). A Continental mechanic was given a 15-month suspended sentence, while another mechanic and three French officials were cleared. The court backed the French investigation that concluded a strip of titanium that fell from a Continental DC-10 set in motion the sequence of events that led to the crash. Continental disputes the findings and is expected to appeal.
Paris court rules Continental Airlines 'criminally responsible' for 2000 crash of Air France Concorde
- December 6, 2010, 8:00 AM