Tam Air Crash Lawsuit

Sunday, August 5, 2007
By George Hatcher

A complaint filed by his family on behalf of Ricardo Tazoe, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, also names European jet manufacturer Airbus, the Goodrich Corp, and International Aero Engines (IAE) as defendants. The Miami resident died in an Airbus crash in Sao Paulo.

198 other people who were killed when the Tam Airbus A320 skidded off a rainy runway at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas Airport.

TAM is charged with negligence. The plane should have been grounded because one of its thrust reversers was not working. Defendants include Goodrich, the manufacturer of the aircraft’s braking system and IAE, which assembled the plane’s engine.

“From the evidence gathered so far, it’s clear that TAM knew there were problems with the aircraft,” Steven C. Marks, an attorney at Miami law firm Podhurst Orseck, said in the statement. “Had (the thrust reverser) been operational, it may have prevented this accident.”

The lawsuit seeks unspecified financial damages.

IAE is United Technologies Corp. Pratt & Whitney, Britain’s Rolls-Royce Plc, Japan’s Aero Engines Corp. and Germany’s MTU Aero Engones.

The firm that filed the suit is also representing several families in a suit concerning an earlier crash in the Amazon this year.

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One Response to “Tam Air Crash Lawsuit”

  1. anonymous

    Jet Fuel did not melt the structure of the plane, it just chared it along with gasoline. Jet fuel does not
    get hot enough to melt steel like in the twin towers.

    House hit by plane consumed with Jet Fuel did not disintegrated, destroy or collapse home in Florida.
    Large explosion when the plane hit. The neighbors could smell the jet fuel, meaning not all of it ignited.
    See Pictures here:
    Cynthia Tate was at home when a plane crashed into the house. The pilot was killed, along with the family pets, and the co-pilot was badly burned but survived. Cynthia miraculously escaped without any injuries. If the heat would be so intense it would have melted her body as well as the pilot & co-pilot & the house & it’s metal contents! That did not happen!


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