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Air France Flight 447 Crash

Aircrash of Air France over Atlantic Ocean killing all on board

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Apr 4, 2010
That's such a freaky way to die and I hope the victims' families found a closing for their loved ones this Easter!
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Quick Tip by . December 13, 2009
Not the only air disaster this year, but it's the weirdest one ever! How did it happened & why? No one knows till today! Sad & scary!
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 Air France Flight 447 was a scheduled commercial flight from Rio de JaneiroBrazil to ParisFrance that on 1 June 2009 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 216 passengers and 12 crew members.[2]

The aircraft, an Air France Airbus A330-200 registered as F-GZCP, took off on 31 May 2009 at 19:03 local time (22:03 UTC). The last contact from the crew was a routine message to Brazilian air traffic controllers at 01:33 UTC, as the aircraft approached the edge of Brazilian radar surveillance over the Atlantic Ocean, en-route to Senegalese-controlled airspace off the coast of West Africa. Forty minutes later, a four-minute-long series of automatic radio messages was received from the plane, indicating numerous problems and warnings. The exact meanings of these messages are still under investigation, but the aircraft is believed to have been lost shortly after it sent the automated messages.[3]

On 6 June 2009, a search and rescue operation recovered two bodies and debris from the aircraft floating in the ocean 680 mi (1,090 km) northeast of the Fernando de Noronha islands off Brazil's northern coast. The debris included a briefcase containing an airline ticket, later confirmed to have been issued for the flight.[4] On 27 June the search for bodies and debris was called off; 51 bodies had been recovered.[5]

This accident was the deadliest in the history of ...

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