The families of the victims of the Spanair accident 13 years later: the research opinion is stagnant in Congress

Thirteen years after Spanair's plane crash, the Association of Affected flight JK5022 is still waiting for them to determine who were responsible and considers

The families of the victims of the Spanair accident 13 years later: the research opinion is stagnant in Congress

Thirteen years after Spanair's plane crash, the Association of Affected flight JK5022 is still waiting for them to determine who were responsible and considers that "if they had no charge of conscience, they would not be afraid that this would be to the prosecution "He underlined his president, Pilar Vera.

At a press conference held this Friday on the occasional anniversary - the plane of crashed at the Madrid-Barajas airport on August 20, 2008-, Vera has regretted that the opinion of the Research Commission held in the Congress of the deputies about the air crash -Aprobado last month with the 121 votes against the PSOE- continue "stagnant" and has asked to be sent as soon as possible the Public Prosecutor's Office.

Vera wanted to emphasize the "tiredness" and the "wear" that has meant for families the process in which they have been immersed 13 years: "We work for the memory of the dead and the safety of the living," he stressed visibly excited.

The Congress Commission, which was created in February 2018, aims to clarify the causes and possible responsibilities of the Sinister of the JK5022 flight in which 154 people died and there were 18 survivors.

Among the responsible assumptions that appear in the congressional newsletter published in May this year are politicians such as the then Minister of Development Magdalena Álvarez, the Secretary General of Transport and State Luis Fernando Palao, the former president of Aena Manuel Azuaga and the Ensure company of the Spanair, MAPFRE airline.

Precisely, about the insurance company and compensation, the association has expressed "helplessness" and "helplessness" before the treatment of justice. "Just as it was happening with the floor clauses of the banks, in this case it tends to fail in favor of the insurers," he said.

In addition, the relatives of the victims have crossed out "insult" that the traffic accident barometers are applied when there is a specific European regulation, the Montreal Convention, which regulates these claims.

The association has also proposed declaring on August 20 as a national day of victims of air accidents. "The day we stop coming here, which is this August 20 to remember them," has expressed the president of the Association.

In memory of the victims, two fathers of deceased have placed on the commemorative plaque found in Juan Carlos I, near the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport from which the plane came out, a crown of white roses.

After the press conference, the relatives have moved to the gardens of terminal 2 from the Madrid airport. There they have made an offering in the olive tree, where the bronze plates are found with the names of the deceased.

To end the act, they have come to the track 36L, place of the tragedy, and have kept a minute of silence in memory of the victims. "Always in our hearts".

Updated Date: 20 August 2021, 08:46

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