Spanair Employees Named Suspects in 2008 Crash

Bloomberg is reporting that an investigating judge has named multiple Spanair employees as suspects in the probe into the 2008 plane crash of a Spanair flight from Madrid to the Canary Islands.  The 2008 crash killed 154 of the 172 people aboard.

The new employees named as suspects are three managers who join two mechanics who were previously named as suspects.  The investigative report found that the crash was caused by multiple errors including mechanics deactivating a malfunctioning device rather than investigating the malfunction.

Spanair MD-82

The 2008 crash was of a Spanair MD-82.  The plane crashed immediately after takeoff.  It was determined that the plane attempted to take off with flaps at zero degrees and the alarm to alert the pilots of the error did not sound.

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