Johannesburg - Italtile has denied reports that it is
contemplating an urgent court interdict against the SA Civil Aviation Authority
over its investigation of a plane crash in which CEO Gianpaolo Ravazzotti and
eight others died.
"The group is neither planning to take legal action
against the CAA nor has it indicated that it will," Italtile chief
financial officer Peter Swatton said in a statement on Wednesday.
"We are satisfied with the course of action that the
CAA is currently pursuing," he said.
The plane crashed on February 8 in the Robberg area, near
Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape.
The company said the SACAA had its full support, to the
extent that, early in the investigation, it offered financial assistance for
the salvage operation. The SACAA elected to not accept the offer.
"It is in the interests of all involved to conclude
this investigation as professionally and expeditiously as possible, and that
remains our view," said Swatton.
He said the person quoted in the reports was neither an
employee of the company, nor was he tasked with serving as a spokesperson for