domingo, 5 de fevereiro de 2012

Mission will ask the U.S. to punish Legacy pilots

Mission will ask the U.S. to punish Legacy pilots Aircraft collided with Gol airplane in 2006 BRASILIA A mission with two Congressmen is going to Washington (USA) next week to ask for the interference of U.S. lawmakers to punish pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino. The two piloted the Legacy that collided with the Gol plane in 2006 accident that left 154 dead. "It's not fair that Brazil punish the controllers and the pilots are free to continue as if nothing had happened. It is proved that they were wrong," said Mr Dimas Ramalho (PPS-SP). Also taking part in the mission is Congressman Geraldo Thadeu (PSD-MG), an expert, and the lawyer for the association of victims of the crash of 2006. Rosane Gutjahr, a member of the organization, says the goal is to seek a penalty at the administrative level, which prohibits pilots from flying. Families awaiting a decision in the second instance of criminal justice in Brazil. At the trial court, the pilots were convicted but the sentence was reverted to community service - punishment considered "ridiculous" by Gutjahr. If they can not just considered a conviction, family members of victims promised to appeal, another time, the Americans. ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) says it will try until by the end of the month Lepore's appeal against a fine imposed for the fact that pilots were flying with the collision avoidance systems off. HERE ARE THE SCHEULED MEETINGS IN THE US (Portuguese only) Agenda da Comitiva (horário oficial norte-americano) 7/2/2012, Terça-feira 14:00 – Encontro com o Deputado Nick Rahall (D-WV), líder da minoria na Comissão de Transportes e Infraestrutura da Câmara. Local: 2307 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 8/2/2011, Quarta-feira Horário a definir – Encontro com Sarah Blackwood, diretora legislativa do Gabinete do Deputado Jerry Costello (D-IL), vice-presidente da Sub-Comissão de Aviação da Câmara. Local: 2408 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 14:30 – Encontro com o Deputado Albio Sires (NJ-13), membro da Comissão de Transportes e Infraestrutura da Câmara. Local: 2342 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 15:30 – Encontro com Deputado Eliot Engel (D-NY), copresidente do “Brazil Caucus”. Local: 2161 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 9/2/2012, Quinta-feira 13:00 – Almoço oferecido pelo Embaixador Mauro Vieira.

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