It was died in the worst air disaster in the history of Air France, 228 people: ten years Ago, flight AF447 disappeared from the radars. On the way from Rio to Paris, the machine crashed.
"too Late" - it says so on the morning of 1. June 2009, initially on the display panel. Suddenly an announcement at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, were transferred to relatives and friends in excitement: "To all the people who are waiting for the arrival of the Air France flight 447 from Rio: you will be asked to sign in at the information Desk of Air France."
What the relatives and friends to know: The contact to the Airbus A330-machine is already stopped hours ago. There is a silence for which there is no explanation prevails."it is not in the sky"
Just terrible guesses, the Air France spokesman, François Brousse, a little later, more suggests, as he dares you to say: "no later than 11:15 p.m., the plane would have to land. The fuel is thus consumed. She is no longer in the sky."
Over the vast Expanses of the Atlantic, be immediately launched search operations. Several countries send planes, ships, France, even an Atom-U-Boot. But it took five long days before France's Prime Minister François Fillon declared: "It looks as if the Brazilian air force has discovered two varieties of debris that may come from the machine."
Brazilian and French squads mountains, oxygen masks, seats, finally, six bodies of passengers, is only 70 km away from the place where the plane had sent the last Signal.
the wreckage of flight AF447 (archive photo from the 17. June 2009): All 228 people on Board came to his life in the accident.the circumstances of the crash are unknown for a long time
by now it is clear: All 228 people aboard, including 28 German, are dead. The circumstances of the crash, however, remain long in the dark, leave space for new speculation: Is explodes the machine during a Thunderstorm in the air? Is it broken apart? All or crashed?
the search for The flight recorders goes, is set over weeks and months. But then, at the 1. May 2011, almost two years after the crash, mountains, diving robot from the main debris field in about 4,000 meters depth of the sea but still the memory module of the flight recorder, and a day later the voice recorder of the cockpit.
"This is a very good news. Both recorders are complete. This will allow us to put the data in the aircraft system with the reaction of the crew in connection", is the hope of Jean-Paul Troadec, chief of the French air accident investigation Bureau.pilots, with the Situation apparently
The final report, only a year later released, overwhelmed him: First, the speed of frozen probes. Then the pilots were unable to cope with the Situation and panicked. Together, this led to disaster. To date, it is the heaviest in the history of Air France.
Suddenly, The crash of flight AF 447
Marcel Wagner, ARD Paris
31.05.2019 23:34 PM
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