WORLD Air France, Airbus to stand trial over 2009 Rio-Paris crash: court

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Air France, Airbus to stand trial over 2009 Rio-Paris crash: court

AFP

15:29, May 12, 2021

In Tuesday, June 2, 2009 file photo, reporters work behind a security cordon in front of the Air France check-in desk of the Tom Jobim Airport in Rio de Janeiro. French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday July 17, 2019. (Photo: AP)

Air France and Airbus must stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges over the 2009 crash of a Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight that killed all 228 people on board, a Paris court ruled on Wednesday

Flight AF447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm on June 1, 2009, the deadliest crash in Air France's history.

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