Air France and Airbus face trial over 2009 Rio-Paris crash

A French court on Wednesday ordered Air France and Airbus to stand trial for 'involuntary homicide' over the June 2009 crash of an Air France Airbus A330 passenger flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris which plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 people on board.

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Air France and Airbus executives must stand trial for failures that allegedly led to the airline’s worst disaster, a crash into the Atlantic that killed 228 people, a court ruled today, reports The Times.