Aviation Lawyers Welcome Safety Move As MoD Grounds Airbus A400M Following Fatal Crash

Four Killed And Two Injured During Flight Trials In Spain

12.05.2015

The Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) decision to ground its two Airbus A400M aircraft following a fatal crash in Spain involving the model has been welcomed by specialist aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell.
 
Four crew members were killed and another two injured in the crash, which occurred shortly after takeoff from San Pablo Airport, Seville (May 9th).
 
The RAF received its first Airbus A400M in November and in total 22 have been ordered and are expected to be delivered in the next few years.
 
A spokeswoman for the MoD stated that operations involving the aircraft have now been “paused” while an investigation into the crash is undertaken. It added that its thoughts were with the friends and families of those involved in the incident.
 
According to Jim Morris, a former RAF pilot and specialist aviation lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, the grounding of the aircraft is a welcome step as more information is gathered to determine what caused the tragedy. Irwin Mitchell’s Aviation Law team represent victims and the families of those killed in air accidents in the UK and abroad, including acting for the loved ones of those affected by the Germanwings tragedy earlier this year.

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