€67k for woman whose son died in Air France jet plunge

A woman whose son died when an Air France jet plunged into the Atlantic Ocean has been awarded €67,000 in damages by the High Court in Dublin.

In June 2009, Lidia Evanova’s only child, Maksim, was aboard a flight from from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it crashed killing 228 people including three Irish doctors.

There were no survivors of the ill fated Air France flight that ran into stormy weather and nosedived into the Atlantic, four years ago.

Among the dead was 25-year-old Maksim Evanova - an Estonian national who worked for Aer Lingus in Dublin alongside his mother Lidia.

Air France admits liability for the disaster and today the High Court awarded the 54-year-old €67,000 damages for her mental distress and in recognition of the assistance her son provided both financially and in day to day chores.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine said it was clear from the evidence that Lidia Evanova ‘has not yet come to terms with the death of her only child to whom she appears to have been absolutely devoted’

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