The French Prosecutor’s Office uses the case file against Airbus and Air France for the 2009 accident

The French Prosecutor’s Office has filed an appeal against the decision of the investigating judges to file the case against Air France and Airbus for the A330 accident that fell in the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009 with 228 people on board.

A day after the judges proclaimed that ‘there is no place’ to signal the two companies, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office has announced the challenge, according to judicial sources cited by Franceinfo. The companies had been charged in 2011 for “involuntary manslaughter” and the Public Ministry in July demanded that Air France be judged for “negligence” and “recklessness.”

The findings of the investigating judges, to which the Reuters news agency has had access, hold the pilots responsible for the accident of a flight that had taken off from Rio de Janeiro and was headed to Paris. According to the document, the pilots did not react adequately to the warnings already given by the aircraft before falling from 38,000 feet.

“The direct cause of the accident is the loss of control of the trajectory of the aircraft by the crew,” said the judges, who have warned that other similar situations have been solved thanks to the expertise of the pilots.

“The direct cause of the accident is the loss of control of the trajectory of the aircraft by the crew,” said the judges, who have warned that other similar situations have been solved thanks to the expertise of the pilots.

A lawyer representing the families of the victims, Sebastien Busy, has confirmed that they will appeal the decision of the judges, who “have written black on white that the freezing of the pitot tube sensors (to measure pressure) had nothing to do with the accident. ” “It makes no sense,” he lamented.

The 2009 accident was the deadliest for both Air France and the Airbus A330 model. Contrary to what happened with the civil investigation, which lasted for three years, the judicial process would be called to indicate clear culprits for the accident.