Air France Probe Shows Plane Stalled in 3.5-Minute Near Freefall

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    Air France Probe Shows Plane Stalled in 3.5-Minute Near Freefall

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...t-stalled-plunged-3-1-2-minutes-to-ocean.html

    Air France Flight 447 crashed after the Airbus A330 lost speed and stalled before beginning a three- and-a-half minute plunge into the Atlantic Ocean that killed all 228 people on board, an investigation found.

    The findings, presented by the French BEA air-accident investigation bureau today, show the autopilot and auto-thrust system disengaged shortly after the pilots had alerted cabin crew of possible turbulence ahead. One of the co-pilots present in the cockpit took over, according to taped conversation from one of the flight recorders, and began edging the jet higher.
     

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