Flight International online news 11:00GMT: A former head of the French Concorde programme has been placed under formal investigation over a Concorde crash in July 2000 in which 113 people died.

According to the BBC, Henri is being investigated for involuntarily causing death and injury five years after the Air France Concorde caught fire and crashed shortly following take-off from Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport 

Mr Perrier, who worked for the firm Aerospatial, is accused of having done nothing to put right faults he was warned about.

He had worked on the Concorde programme since the plane's launch in the 1960s.

Chief engineer at the time of the supersonic plane's first test flight in 1969, he directed the Concorde programme in the 1980s and early 90s.


Source: Flight International