This may be accessed by clicking the View Report icon below. BEA France Accident Airbus A F-GZCP AF Atlantic Ocean. In its final report into the loss of an Air France Airbus A over the South Atlantic on June 1, , French air accident investigation agency. Thursday, July 5, was a much anticipated day, as the entire aviation industry awaited the release of the final report on the Air France

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Between 5 May and 3 Junebodies were recovered from the wreckage, bringing the total number of bodies found to Archived from the original on 3 May Library of Economics and Liberty. October Fina how and when to remove this template message.

Archived from the original on 15 February Skip to main content. Update on anemometric sensors”. Retrieved 15 July El Mundo in Spanish. The search and recovery effort reached its peak over the next week or so, as the number of personnel mobilized by the Brazilian military exceeded List of all published press releases”.

Adding to the confusion was the fact that the stall warning, by design, turned on and off as the aircraft fluctuated amid very low airspeed levels.

Lists of aviation accidents and incidents. CAS increases from kt to kt in two seconds. Retrieved 8 October Last known position N2. Weather conditions in the mid-Atlantic were normal for the time of year, and included a fial band of thunderstorms along the Intertropical Convergence Zone ITCZ.

Archived from the original on 27 June The New York Times.


Air France 447 Crash: Final Report Points to Pilot Error, Confusion

Early on 6 Junefive days after Flight disappeared, two male bodies, the first to be recovered from the crashed aircraft, were brought on board the Caboclo [] along with repirt seat, a nylon backpack containing a computer and vaccination card, and a leather briefcase containing a boarding pass for the Air France fianl. The accident has been on the forefront of the minds of airplane travelers and the industry for the past three years as questions were asked as to what could have caused the plane crash and how to prevent future accidents.

A Airworthiness Directive required these to be replaced with either a later Goodrich design, part number HL, or with pitot tubes made by Thalespart number CAA. France portal s portal Brazil portal Aviation portal Disasters portal.

According to investigators, the training likely undergone by the A pilots associated buffet with a potential overspeed situation, despite the fact that on the aircraft buffet is actually only experienced when approaching a stall.

The engines always responded to commands and were developing in excess of percent N 1 when the flight ended. We use cookies to enhance your experience. Retrieved 7 January The Airbus A is designed to be flown by a crew of two pilots.

Retrieved 23 March There were not more than this because many passengers were connecting passengers.

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This confirmed what had previously been concluded from post-mortem examination of the bodies and debris recovered from the ocean surface: FDR graph parameters in French: In response to the stall, first officer Robert took over control and pushed his control stick forward to lower the nose and recover from the stall; as Bonin was still pulling his control stick back, the inputs cancelled each other out.


Hylton added that when “Flight seemed to disappear from the sky, it was tempting to deliver a tidy narrative about the hubris of building a self-flying aircraft, Icarus falling from the sky.

Retrieved 15 June The aircraft was now too low to recover from the stall. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. Retrieved 22 October Retrieved 24 June Archived from the original on 31 May Archived from the original on 3 October Air France A over Atlantic on 1 Juneaircraft lost”. The stall warnings stopped, as all airspeed indications were now considered invalid by the aircraft’s computer due to the high angle of attack. Retrieved 18 May The NTSB also examined a similar 23 June incident on a Northwest Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo, [] concluding in both cases that the aircraft operating manual was sufficient to prevent a dangerous situation from occurring.

Final report on AF – FLYHT

Chaos in the Cockpitwhich showed data from the black boxes including an in-depth re-enactment. Pre — — — — — — — — — — —present. Brazilian Air Force Bulletin. Accident analysis Air crash investigators Aviation archaeology Aviation safety. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikinews. This has been the biggest investigation since Lockerbie. Retrieved 11 June Retrieved 22 March The Anne Candies towed a U.