Monday, 11 April 2011



The French Air Accident Investigations Bureau has stated that wreckage from the Air France A330, lost over the Atlantic in 2009 has been found.
Richard Benedikz - 4-Apr-2011

Investigators now hope that the flight data recorders can be retrieved, solving the mystery of what caused the Airbus A330-200 to crash on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with the loss of all 228 people on board.
According to Airbus, the cause of the crash cannot be determined unless the flight recorders are found. So far the only information available is a malfunction of the aircraft’s airspeed sensors although it is believed other factors also played a part.
Search vessels, financed by Airbus and Air France located the wreckage of Flight 447 using equipment similar to that used to explore the remains of the Titanic in 1985. A salvage team is heading to the site to assist in lifting the aircraft from a depth of 4,000m.
Retrieving the flight data recorders has become more urgent following the decision last month by a French judge to place both Airbus and Air France under formal investigation for involuntary manslaughter

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