Concorde crash trial resumes

CONTINENTAL Airlines, mechanics and a former French official returned for trial yesterday over the 2000 crash of a Concorde supersonic jet at a Paris airport which killed 113.

One of the defendants was too ill to attend, but the judge overruled attempts to delay the trial but split the case. Continental and three defendants will face trial now, with the other two defendants tried later.

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Continental and one of its mechanics were convicted of manslaughter in 2010. The airline and mechanic John Taylor appealed, with the new proceedings opening in Versailles yesterday.