Air France and Airbus Face Involuntary Manslaughter For Crash

A French appeals court has ruled Air France and Airbus must face involuntary manslaughter charges for the crash twelve years ago of an Air France Airbus en route from Rio to Paris. Air France is charged with insufficient training of its pilots. Airbus is charged with underestimating the seriousness of a known speed indication problem.

The plunge of this airliner into the ocean was — and still is — particularly troubling to persons with fear of flying. It resonates with their terror of “falling out of the sky.” Since this…