A 36-year-old helicopter pilot went on trial last Thursday morning for a freak accident in which nine people including six children died in the Austrian Alps last September, news reports said. The pilot, identified only as Markus J., was accused of negligently causing public danger and bodily harm “in particularly dangerous circumstances.” The charge carries a maximum penalty of fine years’ jail. The accident happened while he was flying over a mountain gondola lift. A load of concrete he was tr...

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