Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3264 times:
A report coming from Taiwan's highest authroity (not sure the english name; they usually observe the Government's act and the investigations on certain cases) has unveiled on Thursday, claims Taipei Airport and ATC is NOT responsible for the crash of Singapore Airlines SQ006.
The report claims that the crash was a completely human error contributed solely by SIA pilots. Airport and Air Traffic Control are not responsible for the crash, despite some minor error.
It is believed that the victims' relatives will use this asking Singapore Airlines for higher compensation. Compensation from SIA was USD$400000.
The report rejects Singapore Authority's accusation towards the fault at Taipei Airport.
Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3176 times:
Regardless of who's at fault, why are the victims only getting USD$420,000(or whatever the figure is) in
compensation from Singapore Airlines?
I read in the People's Daily(China's newspaper, online English edition) that 3 Chinese females reporters were in a train derailment accident not too long ago. Two died and one is completely paralyzed. The British rail company offered the family of the deceseased more than USD$1.4 million each.
Also, didn't each victim's family from Air France's Concorde crash also receive more than USD$1.1 million?
I realize no amout of money is ever going to bring back the victims or erase the pain of the survivors... but why is there such a big difference between Europea and Singapore?