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IrelandFather of doctor killed in air crash 'disappointed' over court decision

13:35  07 september  2019
13:35  07 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Father of doctor killed in air crash 'disappointed' over court decision Tragic: Aisling Butler was among 216 Air France passengers killed

The father of an Irish doctor who died in a plane crash that killed 228 people has said he is "disappointed" at a decision by French magistrates not to proceed with manslaughter charges against Air France and airline manufacturer Airbus.

Aisling Butler, from Roscrea in Co Tipperary, was among the 216 passengers and 12 crew members, who were killed when Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris disappeared over the Atlantic on June 1, 2009.

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The father of an Irish doctor who died in an Air France crash ten years ago has said he is disappointed but not surprised that French judges have dropped charges over the disaster. It emerged yesterday that the judges said the pilots of the Airbus A330 had failed to process all the warnings and

THE father of an Irish doctor who died in a plane disaster has said he is disappointed that charges relating to the incident were dropped. On Thursday French judges dropped charges against Air France and Airbus over the crash in 2009 that killed all 228 people onboard, blaming the pilots for

The magistrates decided not to pursue charges against Air France and Airbus due to lack of evidence.

Speaking to RTÉ's 'News at One', Dr Butler's father John said they weren't surprised at the verdict but "very, very disappointed".

"It is 10 years since we never got the body of Aisling back. It's one of those things that we're living with every day," said Mr Butler. "Everyone is responsible for what they do."

Mr Butler also confirmed that he would be joining the group of families that are appealing the decision.

Mr Butler also paid tribute to his "fantastic daughter".

"We were so lucky to have Aisling for the 26 years. Not a day goes by but we think of her. The pain is always there - it's like any pain, you just grow used to it and that's it.

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"She just loved her medicine, she just wanted to do more and more. She had a fantastic love of people and she just wanted to bring her medicine to her patients and let them have the benefit of it," he said.

The Airbus 330 stalled in a storm and plunged into the ocean. Magistrates looking into manslaughter charges blamed the crew for losing control after speed sensors froze.

The French accident investigation bureau, the BEA, found that external speed sensors were frozen and produced irregular readings on the aircraft.

Neither Airbus nor Air France would comment on the judges' decision pending an appeal.

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