Air France May Face Trial Over 2009 Crash That Killed 228

Source: Travel News

Ricardo Moraes  / Associated Press

In this 2009 photo, reporters work behind a security cordon in front of the Air France check-in desk of the Tom Jobim Airport in Rio de Janeiro. French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday July 17, 2019. Ricardo Moraes / Associated Press

Skift Take: Air France may stand trial in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard. The airline has maintained that the flight crew was properly trained and that the aircraft systems were functioning according to the standard at the time.

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Air France May Face Trial Over 2009 Crash That Killed 228