07 April, 2022

BEA launches investigation into serious incident involving an Air France flight from New York's JFK airport suffered flight control problems on approach to Paris CDG

French investigators from the Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses - BEA has launched an investigation into what it has termed a "Serious Incident" involving an Air France Boeing 777 on approach to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday.  

The jet was operating a flight from New York's JFK airport and suffered serious control problems on its approach to its home base of Paris. as it on landing in Paris. According to reports the pilot aborted the first landing attempt and did a go-around. 

In a statement, Air France said the flight crew “aborted their landing sequence and performed a go-around.

The go-around is defined by the authorities, aircraft manufacturers and Air France as a normal procedure. The crews are trained and regularly instructed in these procedures, which are used by all airlines to guarantee the safety of flights and passengers.   -  The crew landed the aircraft normally after a second approach.”

Unconfirmed and unverified audio was posted on various websites including AIRLIVE.net  which seems to indicate the pilots of the plane were struggling to keep control of the aircraft.

The BEA has said the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, otherwise known as the aircraft's 'black boxes' are being reviewed to determine the cause of the loss of control. The BEA cited “instability of flight controls” in the final stages of the flight, as well as “hard controls” and “flight-path oscillations.” issues hampered normal operation. 

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