By Euro Weekly News Media • 31 October 2011 • 10:43
AT least eight people died waiting for First Aid after the Spanair flight JK5022 crash at Madrid Barajas Airport in 2008, according to the victims’ association.
According to the Emergency Plan Report carried out by the Association of Victims of Flight JK5022, which will be presented this week before the judge in charge of the case, the emergency services didn’t make it to the runway quickly enough. The report concludes that the emergency plan was not activated soon enough, with emergency personnel taking 40 minutes to arrive on the scene.
It explains that eight people died from multiple injuries because they were unable to move and were burned to death.
Legal sources claimed that a pilot landing at the time alerted the tower of the crash.
The crash, which claimed 154 was caused by pilot error, Spanair, owners of the ill-fated MD-82 aircraft, claimed.
Spanish CIAIAC accident investigation commission issued a 92 page, exemplary report in 2009 and another this year also concluding that the accident was due to pilot error and the aircraft was not configured correctly for takeoff.
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