Italy was fined 250 million for the plane crash 38 years ago

Италию оштрафовали на 250 миллионов за авиакатастрофу 38-летней давностиKilled 81 people.
The Supreme cassation court of Italy dismissed the appeal of the ministries of defence and transport on the payment of compensation in the amount of 265 million euros for the plane crash of Itavia company in 1980, on the Italian island of Ustica. It is reported by ANSA.

“On Thursday, the Supreme court of cassation (Italy – ed.) dismissed the appeal of the ministries of defence and transport on the payment of compensation in the amount of 265 million euros for the plane crash in 1980 on the island of Ustica”, – stated in the message.

The court also upheld the petition of airline Itavia, demanding additional compensation from the state.

As reports ANSA, June 27, 1980, a passenger plane DC-9 crashed near the Sicilian island of Ustica, between Palermo and Bologna. Killing 81 people, and the airline after the crash, went bankrupt.

In 2013, the Supreme cassation court of Italy ruled that the cause of the tragedy was the launch of a missile from an unknown source, and added that after the tragedy was “clearly established attempt to cover their tracks” in the investigation.

Both ministries were guilty of negligence due to the fact that they were unable at the time to monitor and track the airspace over Asticou.

It is noted that some experts admitted that the passenger plane could come under the fire of the Italian fighter when he wanted to open fire on Libyan aircraft.

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