Brazilian Judge Denies Latest Request To Release Pilots | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Thu, Nov 16, 2006

Brazilian Judge Denies Latest Request To Release Pilots

Suspect Investigation Continues To Drag On

Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino are still in seclusion in a Rio de Janeiro Marriott hotel, under threat of criminal prosecution. And a Brazilian judge Monday ruled that they can remain held there indefinitely.

Authorities in Brazil confiscated the men's passports following a September 29 midair collision involving the Embraer Legacy 600 the two pilots were flying. The collision is thought to have caused a Gol Airlines 737 to crash in the Amazon, killing 154 passengers and crew.

The Brazilian government says it will prosecute should an investigation show the pair caused the accident. That investigation is bogged down amid political wrangling between Brazilian police and its defense ministry.

Brazilian police suggest the defense ministry -- responsible for the nation’s air traffic control duties -- is withholding evidence that might show air traffic controllers were responsible for the accident.

Meanwhile, a judge denied a request by lawyers for Lepore and Paladino to have their passports returned to them.

"The decision is wrong," one of the lawyers, Theo Dias, wrote in an e-mail obtained by the Associated Press. "Of all those involved in the accident they are the only ones being denied the right to come and go."

Lepore’s and Paladino’s employer, ExcelAire, says it disagrees with the court... but respects the decision.

"While we respect the court and its decision, we obviously disagree with the ruling, and we intend to pursue additional legal avenues to obtain the release to which we believe we are entitled," ExcelAire attorney Robert Torricella said.

FMI: www.brasilemb.org

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 04.12.18: AMA Counters CDA, Night FPV, Google Drone Issues

Also: Drone Assists SAR, Strategic UAV Partnership, Russian Mail Drone Crash, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games As noted in the last AMA Drone Report, the Commercial Drone Alliance has>[...]

Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a b>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts >[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC