Business

Airbus to pay compensation to 2007 Brazil crash victims

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — European aircraft giant Airbus will pay some 30 million reais (US$9.1 million) in compensation to relatives of the 199 people killed in a 2007 air crash in Sao Paulo, a lawyer said Monday.

“After years of negotiations, 33 families have signed the terms of the agreement with Airbus,” Gabriela Ristow told AFP.

The accord, which was reached with a total of 93 individuals, was signed in November but not previously made public.

Airbus has agreed to pay the compensation “without delay,” Ristow said.

The accident on July 17, 2007, involved a TAM airline Airbus A320, flying from Porto Alegre to Sao Paulo. After landing, the plane ran into a building, killing all 187 aboard and 12 people on the ground.

An investigation concluded in 2009 that the cause of the accident was human error and technical problems.

In a statement, Airbus said it “confirms to have entered into settlements with victims' relatives”.

But it added: “The company points out that the accident with flight JJ3054 did not result from any failure or fault in any way relating to the aircraft.”

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT