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Air France Flight 447 Crash (2009)

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  • Air France pilots faced a cascade of failures

    The first sign of trouble was a glitch that appeared in the air speed sensors. Inside the sleek cockpit of Air France Flight 447, according to aviation experts, the crew would within minutes be confronted with a cascade of mysterious system failures....
  • Missing Air France jet hit thunderstorms over Atlantic, 228 on board

    Missing Air France jet hit thunderstorms over Atlantic, 228 on board
    A missing Air France jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris ran into lightning and strong thunderstorms over the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Monday. Brazil began a search mission off its northeastern coast. Chief Air France spokesman...
  • Air France Plane Missing En Route To Paris

    (WGN-AM)- An Air France jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris is missing after running into lightning and strong thunderstorms over the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Monday. Brazil began a search mission off its northeastern coast....
  • Air France Jet Missing Over the Atlantic With 228 People On Board

    (WGN-AM)- An Air France jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris ran into a towering wall of thunderstorms and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. French President Nicolas Sarkozy told families of those aboard Monday that "prospects of...
  • Local Brazilian Americans Await Information On Missing Air France Plane

    Local Brazilian Americans Await Information On Missing Air France Plane
    228 people, including two Americans, are presumed dead after their plane disappeared. Air France Flight 447 took off from Rio De Janeiro headed for Paris Sunday night, but four hours in it vanished. What happened to the plane is a mystery and the lack...
  • Brazil says debris in Atlantic may be from missing Air France jet

    Brazil says debris in Atlantic may be from missing Air France jet
    Reporting from Bogota, Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil -- The Brazilian air force announced today it had located debris in the Atlantic Ocean that could be from an Air France jetliner that disappeared Sunday with 228 people on board. Brazilian government...
  • Heavy seas hamper search for Air France Flight 447 debris

    Heavy seas hamper search for Air France  Flight 447 debris
    Military planes and ships located more debris from an Air France jet today, but high seas and heavy winds were slowing the recovery effort and delaying the arrival of crucial deep-water submersibles. Search vessels from several nations pushed toward...
  • Boeing Vying For Orders At Paris Air Show

    Boeing Vying For Orders At Paris Air Show
    Air France's newest Boeing 777 freighter is on display at the Paris air show. The air show opened this morning to the media and airline industry. It opens on Friday to the general public. The 777F arrived on Sunday, ahead of the opening and will stay...
  • Turbulence Injures 26 on Continental Flight

    Turbulence Injures 26 on Continental Flight
    MIAMI -- A Continental Airlines jet carrying 179 people from Brazil to Texas hit severe turbulence over the Atlantic early Monday, injuring at least 26 - including four seriously - and forcing an emergency landing in Miami, officials said. One...
  • Speed Sensors Fail on Dozens of US Flights

    Speed Sensors Fail on Dozens of US Flights
    WASHINGTON -- On at least a dozen recent flights by U.S. jetliners, malfunctioning equipment made it impossible for pilots to know how fast they were flying, federal investigators have discovered. A similar breakdown is believed to have played a role...
  • Air France Jet Forced to Land After Bomb Threat

    Air France Jet Forced to Land After Bomb Threat
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- An Air France passenger jet from Rio to Paris that made an emergency landing in northeastern Brazil due to a bomb threat is scheduled to take off again Sunday night after no explosive was found on board, a company spokesman said. The...
  • Family of Americans killed in Air France crash sue

    Family of Americans killed in Air France crash sue
    HOUSTON (AP) - The families of the two Americans killed in the crash of an Air France flight off the South American coast in June have filed a lawsuit in a Houston federal court. The lawsuit contends that Air France and Airbus, the plane's manufacturer,...