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Air France: Pilots not to blame for 2009 accident

05-28-2011 12:32 BJT Special Report:Air France jet vanishes |

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Black box recordings from the 2009 Air France crash reveal that the jet stalled before plunging over 11-thousand meters and crashing into the ocean.

Air France said the pilots of the downed flight were not to blame. The recordings revealed the final minutes of the doomed flight. The two co-pilots struggled to regain control as the plane swayed from side to side and fell at high speed. The initial findings also showed that the captain was out of the cockpit for a routine rest period and returned more than a minute after the emergency had begun.

The plane was passing through bad weather when the problems started. Family members of the victims said the recordings showed that the crew acted diligently and professionally. The flight recorders were recovered from the crash site last month, along with bodies of the victims.

A full report on the crash is not due until next year. All 228 people on board the flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris were killed on June 1, 2009.



Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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