Air France & Airbus To Stand Trial For Manslaughter Of Tipperary Doctor.

Dr. Aisling Butler

A French appeals court has ruled that Air France and Airbus should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, over their role in a 2009 crash in the Atlantic, that sadly killed 228 people.

Flight AF447, travelling Rio de Janeiro to Paris, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm, making it the deadliest crash in Air France’s aviation history.
Sadly, three doctors namely Ms Aisling Butler from Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ms Jane Deasy from Co. Dublin and Ms Eithne Walls from Belfast, Co. Antrim, were among those who tragically lost their lives.

It took two years to locate the wreckage of the Airbus A330 jet, which was eventually found with the use of remote-controlled submarines.

Faulty speed monitoring equipment on board the plane, blocked by ice is understood to have caused an aerodynamic stall, holding the aircraft’s nose too high; was identified as being responsible for the crash.

Air France will maintains that it committed no criminal fault, which was at the root of this tragic accident.


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