What we’re reading: Air France flash mob, UA passengers stranded for three days, airline lobby group attacks Families Flying Together Act
Flash mob Air France
Flash mob made up of Air France Employees perform at CDG airport.
What we’re reading: Final AF 447 crash report released, Airbus, AF don’t escape blame in crash report, El-Al B747 blows engine after takeoff
Final AF 447 crash report reiterates speed sensor problems, pilots’ lack of understanding
The French’s BEA final report on the crash of Air France flight 447 in 2009 that was released last Thursday reiterated two main points: the Airbus A330′s malfunctioning pitot tube and the pilots’ failure to understand the dire situation.
The pilots “had lost their understanding of the situation,” BEA director Jean-Paul Troadec told reporters Thursday. The A330 crashed while en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris Charles de Gaulle on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 passengers and crew. It took fewer than four minutes to fall from approximately 38,000 ft. into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.