Court Rules Germany Liable For 2002 Midair | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **

Fri, Jul 28, 2006

Court Rules Germany Liable For 2002 Midair

Germany will have to reimburse a Russian airline for the cost of its Tupelov 154... after that plane and a DHL Boeing 757 cargo flight collided near the Swiss border four years ago.

All 57 passengers and 12 crewmembers were killed in that mid-air... blamed on a Swiss Skyguide controller officials say wasn't paying attention when the two planes collided.

Now how is it that Germany is liable for the actions of a Swiss air traffic controller? The German court ruled that the government was responsible for contracting with Skyguide to cover flights in that part of the country.

This is the first of several lawsuits in the works after the July 2002 mid-air. DHL wants about $50 million in damages.

An insurance company contracted by Skyguide is suing the Russian airline... Bashkirian. The families of at least 30 people killed in the collision are suing and seven Skyguide workers now face criminal charges.

FMI: www.skyguide.ch/en/AboutSkyguide/

Advertisement

More News

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Game-Changing NBAA2014 Sponsor Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics!

Innovation Brings Safe, Certified, Nanophosphate® Lithium Batteries To New Business Aircraft True Blue Power is the first company in the world to achieve FAA TSO and EASA ETSO >[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash!

Get Aero-News Delivered To Your E-Mail We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC