Air crash of Uteir airlines plane in Tumen
On April 2, 2012, ATR 72 210 plane operated by Uteir airlines crashed near Tyumen on the Tyumen-Surgut route. Of the 43 people on board (39 passengers and 4 crew members), 31 died, 12 survived and were hospitalized. On April 11, one of the victims died, another victim died on April 19.The lawyers of DTK Partrens together with American and French law firms began to represent the interests of the relatives of the victims. In 2013, a lawsuit was filed with the French court against the French aircraft manufacturer ATR 72 and UTair airlines. The Court of First Instance of France refused to consider the claim on the merits due to the lack of jurisdiction of the court. In 2015, teh lawyers of DTK Partners lfiled an appeal against the decision of the court of first instance. The French Court of Appeal by its decision overturned the decision of the court of first instance, and acknowledged the fact that the French court had jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit against UTair in a French court on the merits.
The litigation continiues