Federal investigators said the driver of a snow plough hit by Christophe de Margerie's jet was drunk, and also blamed airport's management.
The airline said press reports that two of three pilots flying AF447 were asleep showed 'a major misunderstanding' of events in its cockpit.
French investigators into the July crash of Algiers-bound flight that left 116 dead say 'nothing tells us we can rule out or confirm terrorism'.
French inspectors said recovered cockpit recordings were 'so far unusable' to explain crash over Mali in which 116 died, 54 of them French.
There were no survivors from among the 116 people aboard the plane, 54 of them French, which crashed in desolate terrain in NE Mali.
Malian president says remains of the plane on loan to Air Algérie, carrying more than 50 French nationals, was found in remote desert region.
The MD-83 airliner, on loan from Spain's Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers from Burkina Faso to Algeria early on Thursday.
A regional express train collided with the back of a TGV train near Denguin injuring 25 people, nine seriously.
Inquiry into cause of Bretigny-sur-Orge derailment near Paris in July 2013, which left seven people dead, points finger at poor maintenance.
The Yemen national airline faces manslaughter charges over crash off the Comoros Islands that killed 152 people and left just one survivor.
Lam Kok, owner of Hong Kong-based hotel group Brilliant, and three others feared dead in crash while touring the vinyard just hours after buying it.
British coroner was speaking at the inquest into the deaths of two British men in the Air France jet disaster, which killed 228 people in 2009.
The bus was carrying some 50 German teenagers to Spain when it ploughed into the back of a lorry on a motorway in south-central France.
A hot-air balloon exploded and plunged to earth during a sunrise flight at the ancient temple city of Luxor, killing 19 tourists onboard.