The Full Story Of Air France Flight AF447 Crash Airbus Plead Not Guilty
In the trial for the accident of Flight AF447, both the manufacturer Airbus and the airline Air France have pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary corporate manslaughter.
All 228 passengers of an Air France A330 flying flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, perished in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009. The incident remains to be the worst Air France has ever experienced and the deadliest Airbus A330 crash.
The investigating judges ultimately decided to drop all charges in September 2019 following a 10-year investigation.
hey came to the conclusion that “This accident is obviously due to a conjunction of elements that never occurred, and thus highlighted dangers that could not be perceived before this accident,” they concluded.
However, in May 2021, the Paris Court of Appeal mandated that Air France and Airbus be tried for involuntary manslaughter in response to a demand made by the Paris General Prosecutor.