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06-08-2009, 07:14 PM #106
And some high-tech help is on the way — two U.S. Navy devices capable of picking up the flight recorders' emergency beacons far below on the ocean floor. What caused the Airbus A330-200 to plunge into the middle of the ocean on May 31 with 228 people on board might not be known until those black boxes are found.
But some Air France pilots aren't waiting for a definitive answer. With investigators looking at the possibility that external speed monitors iced over and gave dangerously false readings to cockpit computers in a thunderstorm, a union is urging pilots to refuse to fly Airbus A330 and A340 planes unless the monitors — known as Pitot tubes — are replaced.JMO
06-08-2009, 09:02 PM #107
I flew on an A330 back from Europe to the US a week before the Air France flight crashed. <shudder>
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06-08-2009, 09:19 PM #108Former Member
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Number of bodies found now up to 24. And a lot of other info.
06-08-2009, 11:30 PM #109
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The following is a link to France 24 International News (in english) with pictures, videos and frequent updates.
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06-09-2009, 09:58 AM #113
A helicopter bearing the first human remains recovered from the Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic a week ago killing 228 people, arrived Tuesday in Fernando de Noronha off the Brazilian mainland.
Officials said that bodies and debris fished from ocean waters off the coast of Brazil, are to be taken to the mainland coastal city of Recife, where investigators hope to identify the remains by checking dental records and DNA samples provided by relatives.
The global police agency Interpol will help French and Brazilian officials identify victims of the crash of Air France flight 447, the
organisation said on Tuesday.
"Since the victims of this tragedy came from all parts of the globe, international collaboration will be essential in ensuring their accurate, dignified and speedy recovery and identification so as to enable the families to begin the healing process," said Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble.JMO
06-09-2009, 10:03 AM #114
Air France is equipping all its flights using long-haul Airbus jets with new speed sensors after last week's disaster over the Atlantic, it was announced today.
The sensors, known as pitot tubes, have become the focus of an investigation into the crash after messages showed they provided "inconsistent" data to the pilots and might have played a role in the 1 June crash.
Some of the biggest operators of the plane involved in the recent Air France crash said Tuesday they use a different brand of airspeed sensor than those aboard the doomed flight, distancing themselves from instruments seen as a possible factor in last week's accident
Air France has agreed to replace within days sensors on all of its Airbus A330 and A340 airplanes, parts that are suspected of being involved in last week's crash, a pilots' union said Tuesday.
Recovery efforts have found several items confirmed to have come from Air France Flight 447.
Air France said Saturday that it had begun replacing the sensors throughout its fleet in April.
An Air France representative said Tuesday the airline would not comment until after a meeting later in the day between Air France and the SNPL union.
Airbus had advised airlines to update the pitot tubes, part of the equipment that monitors speed. The recommendation was a result of technological developments and improvements, an Airbus spokesman said. The change was not mandatory.JMO
06-09-2009, 11:46 AM #115
A statement from the agency said an Interpol officer would be attached to a French gendarmerie unit from Paris charged with identifying the victims using their DNA, fingerprints, medical records, tattoos and other clues.
From the article I posted above.
Sounds as if it will be a long, heart wrenching job to identify everyone.JMO
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06-09-2009, 05:57 PM #116
Four more bodies have been recovered from the Atlantic Ocean near the area where Air France Flight 447 crashed on June 1, Brazil's Navy told reporters on Tuesday.
The remains were found northeast of the island chain Soa Pedro y Sao Paulo by navy frigate Bosisio, which has room to carry 20 bodies, said Giucemar Tabosa, the navy's public relations consultant. The new discovery brought the total number of bodies found and recovered so far to 28.JMO
06-09-2009, 06:17 PM #117
wow that's still not very many
prayers to the families.
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06-09-2009, 08:40 PM #119Rest in Peace
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I am so bothered by this crash. The last few moments of that flight were the most unimaginable terror, a true nightmare. I really hope they find the black boxes and FDR so that this does not happen again.
The Airbus 330 is a safe aircraft and 12 other flights flew through the exact area earlier in the day and reported no problems. for this flight to go down it had to be a sequence of things, not just one.
I am flying to England from PHL on a 767 in July. I am really nervous and I hate flying as it is so this crash puts me on edge. I am going to have to take a Xanax to get me through the flight.RIP Liana Sandoval, Kelsey Briggs, and Baby P.
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