AF447

Families seek truth as Airbus, Air France face trial over AF447 crash

France — Link

The families of the 228 people killed in 2009 when their storm-tossed Air France flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris plunged into the Atlantic finally have a chance at justice.

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

France — Link

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.

Result of probe into Air France Rio-Paris crash outrages victims' families

France — Investigation

Ten years after the crash over the Atlantic Ocean of Air France flight AF447, in which all 228 passengers and crew aboard the Airbus 330 were killed, the French judicial investigation into the events has finally closed, without charges. The magistrates in charge of the probe have controversially exonerated the airline and Airbus of any responsibility for the disaster, which it instead placed firmly on the flight crew. The September 5th ruling has outraged relatives of the victims, who have accused the investigation of buckling before “the aeronautical lobby”, and who have now lodged an appeal to re-open the investigation. Mediapart has obtained access to the case file which, as Yann Philippin reports, contains numerous elements which contradict the magistrates’ findings.