Sunday, 5 April 2015

$5000 for AC624 Passengers.

The passengers on board Air Canada Flight AC624 that crashed at Halifax airport have received a letter and a cheque from the airline for $5,000.
According to local media, one female  passenger said she received a cheque for $5,000 on Wednesday after it had been couriered to her.  Another passenger, also sent a cheque said he has consulted with a lawyer to find out if he can cash the cheque and still be part of a class action lawsuit. 
\the letter says, "$5,000 is not an admission of liability, it is a payment for expenses and inconvenience," and goes on to indicate that if Air Canada is held responsible then that $5,000 will be deducted from it.

The letter also states the crash was an "unfortunate experience" and says "we certainly understand the events were disturbing to you."
Air Canada spokesperson Angela Mah said the airline continues to deal directly with passengers with any matters they may have. "Contrary to statements by third parties, there is no requirement for our customers to sign any commitment," she said, but no comment was forthcoming on whether the airline's lawyers had already sent letters to some on board warning against talking to the media and calling the incident a crash.
On Tuesday, Air Canada removed the wreckage of Airbus A320 from the runway and work was continuing in order to get then runway repaired and back in service.

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