Air Transport World

Swiss Federal Prosecutor's office.(Europe report)(Crossair AG)(Brief Article)

Swiss Federal Prosecutor's office opened a criminal investigation into the Nov. 24, 2001, crash of a Crossair Avro RJ100 near Zurich that killed 24 of the 33 people onboard, blaming the accident partially on pilot error. A report by the Swiss Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau said the 57-year-old pilot, who died in the crash, had been exhausted and the crew had not cooperated correctly, but it also charged that managers at Crossair repeatedly overlooked "weaknesses" in the pilot's previous flying career. …

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