Continental faces manslaughter charges for Concorde crash

It is hard to believe it has been 8 years since the Air France Concorde crashed. I still remember vividly the image of it on fire.

Now, a French prosecutor has asked judges to bring manslaughter charges against Continental over the crash outside of Paris in 2000 and recommended similar charges against two Continental employees and two French officials, BBC reports.

A French inquiry said the crash, which killed 113 people, was caused by a metal strip from a Continental Airlines plane, which shredded one of the Concorde’s tires as it took off from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport and caused the fire.

A judge should decide to accept or deny this request in the next few weeks.