Air France to Compensate All Concorde Victims

August 8, 2000

Air France will compensate relatives of all 113 victims of the Concorde crash, including those who were killed on the ground, Reuters news service reported. The airline’s Deputy Managing Director Philippe Calavia told a news conference that insurance companies were bound to compensate relatives of air crash victims but this was not clear about victims who were not aboard the aircraft.

Air France will compensate relatives of all 113 victims of the Concorde crash, including those who were killed on the ground, Reuters news service reported. The airline’s Deputy Managing Director Philippe Calavia told a news conference that insurance companies were bound to compensate relatives of air crash victims but this was not clear about victims who were not aboard the aircraft.

“Even though it is not [spelled] out in texts, Air France will also compensate the families of victims who were on the ground,” he said. Four people were killed in a hotel when Concorde crashed near Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport July 25. Air France has also said it was paying the victims’ families $19,400 for the expenses they incurred. Calavia told Reuters that Air France had already received $30 million from insurance companies for the loss of Concorde.

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