Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Concorde Trial

Charles Bremner, who is a pilot as well as a journalist, offers this observation about the Concorde trial:

There is a feeling in the flying world that the real culprits were the French and British governments which drove the extraordinary but financially disastrous project from the 1960s. Olivier Metzner, the lawyer for Continental, is openly charging cover-up. "They wanted to protect the Concorde and the image of France that it presented," Metzner said at the start of the trial today. Concorde's flaws had been known for two decades before the crash and nothing had been done to rectify them, he said (Metzner, you may recall, is the legal ace who won the acquittal of Dominique de Villepin last week).

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