Four Cypriot airline officials cleared of manslaughter

Victoria
By Victoria December 22, 2011 12:56

Four Cypriot airline officials cleared of manslaughter

Four former airline officials have been acquitted of manslaughter and other charges following the unusual crash of a Cypriot airliner six years ago that killed 121 passengers.
Yesterday, a panel of three judges ruled there was no evidence presented during the two-year trial that the defendants were linked to what caused the crash. The prosecution had argued that the defendants failed to prevent the aircraft from being flown by “unsuitable and inadequate” pilots.
The judges also ruled that the prosecution failed to prove that German pilot Hans-Juergen Merten and his Cypriot co-pilot Charalambos Charalambous didn’t meet the minimum standards required to do their job.

Victoria
By Victoria December 22, 2011 12:56
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