In the first crash of a new 'Fly-By-Wire' aircraft, the Airbus A320-100 impacted trees while performing a fly-by at an airshow and burst into flames. The crew, and Air France maintenance officials, have all been sentenced to probation for manslaughter; the Captain has been imprisoned. Evidence, including photographs, has now been exposed that an Airbus official at the scene switched the Digital Flight Data Recorder before the court hearing. The FAA and U.S. Government are now getting invloved with the investigation and possible problems. It is a crime to tamper with any evidence at a crash site, espically the FDR or CRV.
Congress is looking into the situation and the possibilty of charges being flied against Airbus and Air France employees, fining of both Air France and Airbus, and possible sanctions against Airbus and France.
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