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“Damn it, we’re going to crash” AF447

I have been long fascinated by and worried by the pitching into the ocean of Air France flight 447 bound from  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, France in June, 2009. While it was in the middle of a tropical storm,  it fell from the sky. This state of the art four year old A330 was piloted by a very experienced flight crew and belonged to an airline that is meticulous about maintenance. It should not have come down. For the families of those on board, answers were needed to explain the tragic loss of 228 lives (216 passengers and 12 crew). 02:13:40…

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