Bus lost brakes, killing 39, lawyer says
Investigators piece together ravine crash in southern Italy27 August, 14:25
Three people are being probed in relation to the crash, including the owner of the bus company.
The bus was carrying a group of friends mostly from the same town returning from a weekend excursion to the popular pilgrimage destination of Pietralcina.
Attorney Andrea Pianese said Tuesday outside an official review of the evidence that an analysis showed the bus first lost its transmission, which then damaged the brakes. "In essence, the bus no longer had the use of its brakes when the tragedy occurred," he said. The transmission was recovered by investigators approximately one kilometer up the road from the site of the accident.