Crossair trial ends in acquittals

A court has acquitted six former senior officials of the regional Crossair airline accused of involvement in a plane crash in Zurich seven years ago.

This content was published on May 16, 2008 minutes

The defendants, including the airline's founder, Moritz Suter, and its chief executive at the time, André Dosé, were accused of negligent homicide.

Judges at the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona said on Friday that allegations that they had flouted security regulations were unfounded.

The prosecution had asked for suspended prison sentences of up to two years, while the defence pleaded for acquittal.

Twenty-four people were killed when a Crossair flight from Berlin crashed near Zurich in 2001.

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