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MK Airlines settlement with victims crash Halifax

Old 13th Aug 2007, 16:26
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MK Airlines settlement with victims crash Halifax

MK Airlines that employed the seven crew members killed during a plane crash near Halifax three years ago has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the victims' families.
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So who is to blame?
Halifax lawyer Raymond Wagner confirmed Tuesday that MK Airlines Ltd. agreed last fall to pay out $3.5 million to the 35 relatives of the crew although the matter of who is financially responsible for the crash is far from finished.
"They have other cross-claims, counterclaims, third-party claims" against the other defendants, Wagner said.
Also being sued are Worldwide Flight Services Inc., the Halifax International Airport Authority, Jeppessen Sanderson Inc., Nav Canada and Transport Canada.
"What MK is doing is paying out the funds, and then they're seeking contribution from the other defendants," Wagner said.
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MK Airlines settlement with victims crash Halifax

$3.5 M seems a very small sum for all the people who have had their life altered forever?

$3.5 M could be rationalised as a positive cost/benefit for risk analysis . . . if you are an airport operator, air traffic services provider, or air carrier?

I hope they are all more vulnerable to further liabilities . . . as they will continue their practises if this is all they will be penalised . . . not even the cost of a commercial aircraft?!
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Aren't some aspects of this accident similar to the 8/2006 KLEX CRJ accident?

In one case the crew lined up on a too-short runway, with corresponding performance shortfall; in the other the crew used too low a thrust level for the existing TOGW etc. with corresponding performance shortfall. In both cases crew alertness on the task at hand was a major issue, albeit with some distractions.
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