German court ruled that the government was partly liable in the 2002 midair collision between a DHL 757 freighter and a BAL Bashkirian Airlines Tu-154M that killed 71 people, as the government had granted Swiss ATC firm Skyguide control over a portion of German airspace, according to press reports. The court has yet to decide how much compensation is due Bashkirian, which reportedly is seeking $3.3 million. Other civil lawsuits are pending.
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