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Brazil court rejects request to indict air traffic controllers in plane crash
2 October 2007

A Brazilian military court declined to indict five Brazilian air traffic controllers regarding their involvement in a mid-air collision last year between a GOL Boeing 737 and an executive jet over the Amazon rainforest that killed 154 people.
Military prosecutors’ request for an indictment did not specify what regulations the controllers allegedly violated, making it impossible to mount a proper defense, Judge Zilah Maria Callado Fadul Petersen said in explaining the ruling.
Military prosecutors want to try four of the controllers on charges of breaking regulations, and the other one faces charges of involuntary manslaughter. (AP)