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Air France comments on AF447 tragedy

Air France comments on AF447 tragedy

29 May 2011 Airline News

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

Air France Rio crash plunged for over three minutes

Air France Rio crash plunged for over three minutes

27 May 2011 Airline News

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.

Air France Flight 447 – black box data preserved

Air France Flight 447 – black box data preserved

17 May 2011 Airline News

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.

Air France - bodies found in wreckage

Air France - bodies found in wreckage

9 May 2011 Press Release Airline News

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.

Video footage of superjumbo pranging a passenger jet at JFK

Video footage of superjumbo pranging a passenger jet at JFK

13 April 2011 Airline News

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.

Debris from AF 447 located in Atlantic Ocean

Debris from AF 447 located in Atlantic Ocean

4 April 2011 Airline News

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.