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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mechanic queried over Spain air crash

Investigators trying to find the cause for the plane crash in Madrid have questioned the mechanic who cleared the plane for takeoff.

After seeing to a faulty air temperature gauge, the mechanic gave his consent for takeoff. An unnamed Spain Air official said however that the mechanical problem was not the cause of the deadly accident which claimed the lives of 153 people onboard.

The mechanic turned off the non-critical piece of equipment -- an acceptable standard procedure for a fault of this nature, Spain Air said. [READ MORE]

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