Flight MH370 plane crash: relatives in court
More than seven years later, first legal request examined by a Chinese court today
More than seven years after the filing of the first legal request, today a Chinese court begins to examine the requests for compensation from the families of passengers who were victims of flight MH370, which sank in the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014. This is one of the most serious air accidents in the history of global aviation, as well as a great mystery regarding the causes that led to the accident.
"Almost 10 years later, the family members, who refused to accept settlement offers, have not received any apology nor a penny of compensation. In fact, my mood is very difficult to define now: there is both a sense of relief, rather than a deep feeling of helplessness", said Jiang Cuiyun, interviewed by the television broadcaster "CNN" before the hearings in a court in Beijing.
It was March 2014. A B-777 of the Asian carrier Malaysia Airlines. The plane had taken off from Kuala Lumpur international airport, Malaysia, and was headed to the capital Beijing, China. The last communication with the control tower occurred 38 minutes after take-off, then the aircraft disappeared from radar: the first debris was found between 2015 and 2016. There were 239 people on board (227 passengers and 12 crewmembers), all deceased.
On the topic, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
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