On the eve of second anniversary of Air France’s Flight 447 tragedy, Air France has issued a statement saying that the carrier and its staff are turning their thoughts to the families of the passengers and crew who were aboard the fight to wish to express their full solidarity. The aircraft crashed over the Atlantic Ocean on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris
The Air France jet which crashed into the Atlantic en route from Rio in 2009 stalled and fell in three and a half minutes, French investigators report. The air accident investigations bureau found the crew were faced with contradictory speed readings just before the plane crashed.
All flight data from Air France flight 447 that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 has been preserved in the aircraft’s black box recorders, French aviation authorities have confirmed. The announcement comes after investigators said it recovered the data from the recorders, pulled from the ocean floor after a search lasting almost two years.
After 3 failed searches, millions of dollars spent, hundreds of lives lost, thousands of friends and family hurt, and the world watching, investigators have found the wreckage and some bodies from Air France Flight 447.
Officials scouring the Atlantic seabed have located one of the two flight recorders from Air France flight AF447. The flight was lost on June 1st 2009, killing all 228 people on board.
Present for the past 75 years on the African continent, Air France is expanding its offer of services in West Africa:
An investigation has begun into how an Air France A380 crashed into a smaller plane at JFK airport, New York. The superjumbo, the world’s largest jetliner, clipped the tail section of the Bombardier CRJ jet as it taxied to its gate. The Delta Comair plane was spun 90 degrees on the tarmac as a result of the collision.
Air France has resumed operation of its direct flights to Tokyo-Narita as of 8 April.
Starting on 3 November 2011, Air France will fly to Cape Town in South Africa from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with 3 weekly frequencies.
Investigators searching for the wreckage of Air France flight AF 447 – which crashed over the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 – have located wreckage on the ocean floor. Parts of the fuselage – reported to contain corpses of some of the 228 killed – were located at depths of up to 4,000 meters below the surface by the Alucia search vessel.
Air France will begin operating a new service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital.
Airbus faces manslaughter charges over the 228 passengers and crew killed when Air France Flight 447 came down off the coast of Brazil in 2009. Preliminary charges have been laid by a judge in France to begin a formal investigation into the European aerospace giant.