Yet, as the New York Times points out, "Investigators found that the loss of valid speed readings lasted for no more than a minute of the plane's terrifying four-minute descent." Even if the air-speed data had been lost entirely, the pilots could have saved the plane, BEA director Jean-Paul Troadec told reporters.
Beside this, what caused the crash of Air France Flight 447?
PHOTOS: Air France Flight 447 Crash Wreckage Recovered In the agency's final report, which was released today, investigators determined that a combination of technical failures and mistakes made by inadequately trained pilots was responsible for the crash.
Beside above, how fast did Air France 447 hit the water?
How many Air France planes have crashed?
The deadliest accident of the airline occurred on June 1, 2009, when Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330-203, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean with 228 fatalities.
|Aircraft Type ||Bloch MB.220 |
|Registration ||F-AOHA |
|Route ||Unknown |
|Location of Crash Site ||near Orange, France |
|Passenger / Crew / Total ||0 / 3 / 3 |
Did the passengers on Flight 447 die instantly?
The three people inside were killed instantly by the blast but the 295 other people on board survived the initial impact.