HOUSTON (July 26)—Aviation plaintiff law firm O´Reilly, Collins & Danko of San Mateo, Calif., has filed suit against Goodyear and Continental Airlines on behalf of the families of five French crew members of a British Airways Concorde jet that crashed in Paris on July 25, 2000. The suit seeks unspecified damages for the deaths of Co-Pilot Jean Marcot, head flight attendant Huguette Le Goudec and flight attendants Patrick Chevalier, Florence Eyquem-Fournel and Herve Garcia, the law firm announced. French investigators concluded that a stray 17-inch metal wear strip—believed to be from a Continental DC-10—caused a Goodyear tire on the Concorde to burst during takeoff, piercing a wing fuel tank and igniting the plane. Most of the families of passengers on the Concorde flight already have settled claims. No settlements have been offered to families of crew members, O´Reilly, Collins & Danko said.
Goodyear named as defendant in Concorde crash suit
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