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Luxair trial breaks for three months
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Luxair trial breaks for three months

14.03.2012 From our online archive
A lawyer concluded his case by attacking the defences of all those accused in the Luxair trial, on what was the final day of hearings.

A lawyer concluded his case by attacking the defences of all those accused in the Luxair trial, on what was the final day of hearings.

On Thursday, Pol Urbany, representing the civil parties, returned to work after three weeks of sick leave to tear apart the defence cases.

Speaking in court, Mr Urbany alleged that the Luxair pilot who survived the Fokker plane crash in November 2002, had shown no regret. Furthermore, he said that the pilot had “taken everyone for fools,” in his version of the events leading up to the crash.

He said that a former chief engineer and deputy engineer, who are among the accused, were not the only ones at fault, and called for the indictment of Luxair's former technical director.

A verdict on the Luxair trial is expected to be delivered on March 27, 2012