Mechanics to be quizzed over Madrid air crash

Three mechanics are to be questioned on suspicion of manslaughter by a judge investigating the Madrid plane crash that killed 154 people in August.

The judge has called two mechanics who checked the plane before it took off and crashed, as well as Spanair’s head of maintenance at Madrid’s Barajas airport.

Earlier this month the first official report into the passenger jet crash said investigators were focusing on a problem with the plane’s wing flaps and the failure of a cockpit alarm to sound.

It said no conclusions had been reached as to why the plane went down on August 20.


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