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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France requested two “towed pinger locator hydrophones” from the United States Navy to help find the aircraft. List of all published press releases”.

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Bad weather, together with obstructed drainage holes in all three pitot probes, were subsequently found to be the cause. Retrieved 17 May At this point, and with this evidence, investigators confirmed the plane had crashed killing everyone on board.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 15 February Retrieved 28 April As a technology company in the aviation industry, FLYHT was asked to demonstrate its technologies to members of the aviation community.

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

Also, check the CVR transcript. Archived from the original on 22 July Archived from the original on 17 January There have been several cases where inaccurate airspeed information led to flight incidents on the A and A Retrieved 17 March Retrieved 24 October Retrieved 29 May Please help improve this article if you can.

As the aircraft began to descend, the angle of attack rapidly increased toward 30 degrees. Please improve this article by removing excessive or inappropriate external links, and converting useful links where appropriate into footnote references.

During a complete loss of airspeed information, however, that system reverts to manual control, and the airplane behaves much like a conventional airliner.

Retrieved 31 August That impact caused high deceleration and compression forces on the airliner, as shown by the deformations that were found in the recovered wreckage. Retrieved 11 June Retrieved 17 November On 6 DecemberPopular Mechanics magazine published an English translation of finap analysis of the transcript of the cockpit voice recorder controversially leaked in the book Erreurs de Pilotage.

Retrieved 28 May Archived from the original on 23 March Retrieved 2 June Retrieved 3 June The Mach changes from 0. The Daily Telegraph pointed out the absence of angle of attack information, which is so important in identifying and preventing a stall.


reort Retrieved 7 June CAS increases from kt to kt in two seconds. A spokesperson for the BEA claimed “the airspeed of the aircraft was unclear” to the pilots [] and, on 4 JuneAirbus issued an Accident Information Telex to operators of all its aircraft reminding pilots of the finsl Abnormal and Emergency Procedures to be taken in the case of unreliable airspeed indication.

Retrieved 3 August Archived from the original on 25 November Probably two to three aaf447 after this the aircraft encountered icing conditions the cockpit voice recorder recorded what sounded like hail or graupel on the outside of the aircraft, and the engine anti-ice system came on and ice crystals started to accumulate in the pitot tubes pitot tubes measure how fast the aircraft is moving through the air.

Almost two years after the accident, search crews located the aircraft and black box.