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French court clears Air France, Airbus over Rio-Paris plane crash

Basic view of the Air France workplace, on the Invalides, on Might 22, 2020 in Paris, France.

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A French court docket on Monday cleared European planemaker Airbus and Air France of “involuntary manslaughter,” nearly 14 years after an airliner ploughed into the Atlantic en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing everybody on board.

The ruling follows a historic public trial over the disappearance of AF447 in an equatorial storm on June 1, 2009, with households for the 228 victims demanding justice however Paris prosecutors acknowledging that formal blame couldn’t be proved.