Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 15:52 | Online
Ex-presidents of Infraero and Anac are accused for flight 3054
Brigadier José Carlos Pereira and Milton Zuanazzi are on list of people who will answer for tragedy
Eduardo Reina, of O Estado de S. Paulo
SÃO PAULO - The ex-presidents of the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) and the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero) are among the ten indicted for the accident with the TAM A320 Airbus on July 17, 2007 at Congonhas Airport. Milton Zuanazzi and brigadier José Carlos Pereira, respectively of Anac and Infraero, were accused in the Flight 3054 tragedy.
The list with the names of those accused was released this Wednesday, the 19th, by the precinct captain of the 15th Precinct, Antonio Carlos Menezes Barbosa. In a press conference, he presented the inquiry's conclusions, which accused those responsible for the accident under Article 261 of the Criminal Code, for an attack on the safety of air transport. Each defendant could be sentenced to up to 6 years of detention.
Besides Zuanazzi and Pereira, the list of those accused includes Luiz Kazumi Miyada, Anac superintendent; Marcos Tarcísio Marques dos Santos, the agency's superintendent of operations; Denise Abreu, ex-commissioner of Anac; Jorge Luiz Velozo, director of Safety Management, Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautic Accidents; Marco Aurélio dos Santos de Miranda e Costa; Agnaldo Esteves, Anac employee; Esdras Barros, of Infraero and Abdel Salam Abdel el Salam Rishk, ex-manager of engineering and operations of TAM.