Sabena receiver Christian Van Buggenhaut has told a Belgian parliamentary committee investigating Sabena's collapse that his office is considering suing Swissair's successor Crossair and former Swissair managers for €3 billion ($2.7 billion) in damages for causing the bankruptcy of the Belgian flag carrier. Van Buggenhaut is awaiting details from Swiss authorities investigating the demise of Swissair. The receiver alleges Sabena's problems were created by the cost of replacing an all-Boeing 737 fleet with 34 Airbus A320 family aircraft, followed by the then-SAir Group selling its minority stake in Sabena, "creating an irreversible situation that caused the collapse".

Source: Flight International