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.

Loading...
Latest From ...