Legal battle rages on over Flight AC 624 cockpit recorder

The legal fight continues over whether cockpit voice recorder data should be made available to lawyers in a class-action suit resulting from the crash nearly five years of an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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As a result of the crash, the Air Canada A320 was a complete write-off. TSB Photo
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been directed by a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge to provide recordings and any transcripts, but the agency said it is prevented from doing so by its governing legislation, the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act.

The TSB has asked the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal for a stay of the earlier ruling, pending an appeal, but the court registry told Skies on Feb. 7 that the judge who heard the request for a stay the day before had reserved her decision.

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