3 charged for homicide and negligence in the Spainair crash case
He has now accepted the preliminary report into the crash, which puts forwards as the explanation that after a hasty repair an alarm was disconnected – this alarm would sound if the flaps were not in the correct position for takeoff.
As a direct consequence of this, he has charged three men – the two mechanics who worked on the plane, plus the head of maintenance for the company – with homicide and “imprudent lesions”, dependent upon the final outcome of the investigation.
He has also taken the unusual step of forming a parallel investigation, to comprise of two pilots, two engineers and two mechanics, who will revise the main investigations reports and summarise their own report into the crash. This is believed to be due to the fears of political manipulation I mentioned before. The Judge will personally select the members of this new committee from a shortlist of senior members of the appropriate professions.