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CDG Roof Collapse Followup

Fri Aug 20, 2004 4:37 am

yeah i was just wondering if they have decided who if anyone was to blame for the roof colapsing as ive never heard about it again, wasnt sure if it was still being investigated or what..
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RE: CDG Roof Collapse Followup

Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:08 am

It's that darned gravity again  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Sorry couldn't resist.
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RE: CDG Roof Collapse Followup

Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:11 am

Whatever the outcome.......... Don't use CDG for a transit...  Laugh out loud
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RE: CDG Roof Collapse Followup

Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:12 am

ATI says that the official French inquiry blamed weak concrete in the roof which allowed the metal braces holding up the roof to slip through.
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RE: CDG Roof Collapse Followup

Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:37 am

I'm surprised the French haven't blamed Continental (or any other US carrier) for the collapse!  Yeah sure
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RE: CDG Roof Collapse Followup

Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:37 am

I say it was a combination of design and technique. This design required extreme care. The bottom portion had to be built gradually and needed proper curing time before it could suppot any weight. I wish I was privy to the report. Other reports here on infer that the contractors were under pressure to complete the work by a specific date.

Who applied that pressure? I bet it was the folks running CDG!
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RE: CDG Roof Collapse Followup

Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:31 am

Terminal 2E has re-opened PARTIALLY, on the 17th of August, checking in flights only to Istanbul (IST) and Casablanca (CMN). Passengers are checked in and then board buses and are brought to the aircraft parked nearby, still on a hard stand.

The lounge remains closed.
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