Volume 34 (2009) / Issue 2
The legal consequences of an aircraft accident are always complex to deal with. Typically, aircraft accidents are caused by a series of events: technical failures, weather conditions, crew response, and so forth. Apart from the fact that it will not be easy to determine afterwards which events played a role in the causation,it is also difficult to translate and rank those events in terms of culpability. It becomes even more complex if one of the parties that may be involved has ceased to exist and there is no true successor. The above summarizes the ingredients for this article. It will address the specifics of a particular accident involving a Fokker Fo100 aircraft, the subsequent accident investigation, and the resulting litigation against a bankrupt manufacturer and its purported successors.
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