French court to pronounce verdict in 2009 Rio-Paris crash trial

French court to pronounce verdict in 2009 Rio-Paris crash trial

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Victims’ families were angered by prosecutors’ recommendation.

Danielle Lamy, president of the association representing the victims, said the families did not accept the recommendation, finding it essentially against the pilots and not the companies.

“What we hope for, what we hope for, is that the court finally pronounces a fair judgment and condemns Airbus and Air France, who are guilty of negligence and failures,” she said.

“This is what we have fought for almost 14 years.”

One of their lawyers, Sebastian Busy, said the relatives have an “expectation of faith” and a “desire for justice”.

They “hope that the court will hear our arguments, that we will have an explanation of the reasons and a determination of responsibility”.

Throughout the trial, representatives for Airbus and Air France maintained that the companies were not guilty of criminal wrongdoing.

His lawyers sought acquittal, calling it a “difficult decision from a humanitarian point of view, but technically and legally justified”.

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