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Continental Airlines Convicted

Continental Airlines Convicted - Continental Airlines was convicted of murder charges for the Concorde crash ten years ago and fined $280,680.

The Concorde crash happened outside Paris and the carelessness of the Continental caused the fireball that resulted to crash the airplane. It also busted into flames when the tire of supersonic jet ran over a portion of metal debris goes down of a previous flight by the air carrier of the United States.

According to a court in Pontoise, France, the mechanic of Continental Airlines, which was named John Taylor, was also found guilty and received a suspension for 15 months and a fine of $2,806. Judge Dominique Andreassier stated in reading the decision that there was an indisputable connection between the carelessness of Continental Airlines and the tragedy that was happened in July 25, 2000.

In addition, the decision comes seven years after the last commercial take-off of Concorde, the end of program accelerated by the plane crash. For 16 months, the flights were grounded after the tragedy and the airplane came back to its operation as demand for air travel fell off following the terrorist attack in September 11, 2001.

Continental Airlines Convicted

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