Air France Flight

March 19, 2012 - 10:00am
Air France Flt 4590 in flames just after takeoff.

With the potential of creating far-ranging consequences to a devastating accident more than a decade ago, the stage was set in a French court last Thursday to overturn the verdict against Continental Airlines in the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde supersonic transport (SST) in Paris.

December 10, 2010 - 5:48am
A titanium wear strip from a Continental Airlines DC-10 burst one of the Air ...

Unfazed by pressure from various aviation alphabet groups concerned about the “criminalization” of aircraft accidents, a French court this week found a Continental Airlines mechanic guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his role in the July 25, 2000, crash of an Air France Concorde outside Paris.

December 6, 2010 - 11:12am

A French court found Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics guilty of manslaughter for their roles in the crash of an Air France Concorde SST shortly after takeoff from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on July 25, 2000. Judge Dominique Andreassier ordered Continental to pay a €200,000 ($268,000) fine and €1 million ($1.34 million) in damages to Air France.

October 27, 2008 - 7:35am

The NTSB said both main tires blew before the Learjet 60 (N999LJ) overran Runway 11 and crashed while taking off from Columbia (S.C.) Metropolitan Airport just before midnight on September 19. The two crewmembers and two passengers were killed; two other passengers suffered serious injuries and have recovered.

October 23, 2008 - 12:08pm

The NTSB yesterday released an update on its investigation of the Learjet 60 that crashed while taking off from the Columbia (S.C.) Metropolitan Airport just before midnight on September 19. The two crewmembers and two passengers were killed in the accident; two other passengers suffered serious injuries and have recovered.

July 30, 2008 - 9:47am

A French judge last month ordered Continental Airlines and five people–including aircraft designers, maintenance technicians and one civil aviation authority executive–to stand trial for manslaughter in the criminal investigation into the Concorde crash that killed 113 in July 2000 near Paris.

July 8, 2008 - 1:40pm

A French judge last week ordered Continental Airlines and five people–including aircraft designers, maintenance technicians and one civil aviation authority executive–to stand trial for manslaughter in the criminal investigation into the Concorde crash that killed 113 in July 2000 near Paris. The airline is being charged with negligence in DC-10 maintenance.

May 8, 2008 - 5:59am

British Airways (BA) flew a modified Concorde to Shannon, Ireland, on August 7 before conducting refresher crew-training operations last month. As many as 35 takeoffs and landings were to be flown as the airline prepared for a possible resumption of scheduled services, perhaps before next month.

October 18, 2006 - 6:12am

The chief of the NTSB’s French counterpart is concerned that an increasing number of aircraft are flying under flags of convenience.

 
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