Compensation More Than a Decade Later
Compensation cases can take a long time. In the LAPA case. On August 31 1999 Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas Flight 3142 (LV-WRZ) flew Buenos Aires–Córdoba but crashed the perimeter fence, across a street, struck a car and collided with a median and road machinery. Nine families were given the wrong bodies. Those bodies were exhumed, checked, delivered to the correct families, and reburied at the cost of Argentina’s First Chamber of the House. The financial cost associated with all of this was covered. Not the emotional cost. Three of those families affected will be compensated 100 thousand dollars plus interest this many years later. I cannot help but wonder about the families who were not compensated, and wonder if it has been so long that there is no one left to pay.