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Continental convicted in fatal crash of Concorde

Continental Airlines Inc. was convicted of manslaughter over the deaths of 113 people in the Concorde crash outside Paris 10 years ago and ordered to pay $1.6 million in damages.

Continental Airlines Inc. was convicted of manslaughter over the deaths of 113 people in the Concorde crash outside Paris 10 years ago and ordered to pay $1.6 million in damages.

There is an “incontestable link” between the “negligence” of Continental and the fireball that brought down the supersonic jet on July 25, 2000 — which ignited when its tire ran over a piece of metal from one of the U.S. carrier’s planes on takeoff, Judge Dominique Andreassier said today in Pontoise, France.

 
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