Damages paid for Oostende air disaster

25th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

25 April 2006, BRUSSELS — The Flemish government's insurance has paid more than EUR 700,000 in compensation to the families of the Oostende air disaster.

25 April 2006

BRUSSELS — The Flemish government's insurance has paid more than EUR 700,000 in compensation to the families of the Oostende air disaster.

The money is to be divided between the families of the 10 victims killed and the 55 people injured when a plane crashed at the Oostende Air Show in July 1997.

Brugge Court awarded the damages on 16 January, ruling that the Flemish region was legally responsible for the accident.

The Flemish region has decided against appealing the ruling and compensation will now be paid the victims' families.

In an earlier criminal court trial and appeal, the flight director and safety observer of the air show's organising firm, Aviation Promotion Team, were acquitted of all charges.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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