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Prosecutors seek suspended sentence for ex-Concorde chief

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Latest update : 2010-05-21

French prosecutors called for a two-year suspended jail term Friday for Henri Perrier, the former head of the Concorde programme, over the deadly crash of the supersonic jet near Paris in July 2000.

AFP - French prosecutors called Friday for a two-year suspended jail term against the 80-year-old former head of the Concorde programme, at a trial into a deadly crash of the supersonic jet in 2000.
  
Henri Perrier, who directed the Concorde programme at Aerospatiale, now part of EADS, from 1978 to 1994, was accused at the trial of ignoring warning signs from a string of incidents on Concorde planes before the accident.
  
Prosecutors also sought a 175,000-euro (220,000-dollar) fine against Continental Airlines over the crash near Paris on July 25, 2000, which claimed 113 lives and sounded the death knell for commercial supersonic travel.

Date created : 2010-05-21

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