Investigations into accident continue as part of terminal undamaged by collapse is opened to passengers.
Undamaged portions of the Charles de Gaulle airport terminal in Paris which collapsed killing four people reopened yesterday. Six Air France planes left from terminal 2E, three months after the futuristic steel and concrete structure failed.
The newly reopened terminal will only handle 1,000 passengers a day, compared to 25,000 before the collapse. Planes will depart daily for Casablanca and Istanbul from the terminal.
Technical investigations into the collapse are continuing. In July an interim report by the French transport ministry blamed the standard of concrete used in construction. It did not say whether this was the cause of the failure or merely a consequence of another failure elsewhere in the tube-shaped structure.