Air France 447 crash victims’ families demand new search

by Jonathan on May 31, 2010

1 year after the crash of Air France flight 447, some families of the 228 that lost their lives are demanding a new search for the flight data and voice recorders, and for answers.

Jean-Baptiste Audousset, the president of the French families association Mutual Aid and Solidarity AF447, speaking at a Paris news conference, said “our grief and our distress remain constant”. He also added that “the trauma is even more terrible because we still do not know how their last moments of life were spent”.

Families from victims’ associations based in Germany, France, Italy, and Brazil are prepared to mourn the loss of their loved ones 1 year after the sad tragedy.

A series of ceremonies will be help throughout Paris to remember the victims of flight 447.

On Monday night, a service will be held at the Notre Dame Cathedral. On Tuesday, victims will be remembered by a ceremony at the Paris Floral Park and by a monument in their memory at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris.

Dominique Busserau, the transport minister wrote to the families of the victims and promissed to do everything possible to find answers, except the possibility of a new search.

On top of a new search, some families are upset at the speed at which the BEA has gone forward with the investigation. They are also asking to have access to all documents and data concerning the search and for the inclusion of international experts to aid in the inquiry.

Source: Associated Press

  • Rami

    "Dominique Busserau, the transport minister wrote to the families of the victims and promissed to do everything possible to find answers, except the possibility of a new search."

    Well, without a new search I am not sure what else is there that can be done.

  • Claudio

    WHAT?!How stupid is that!!Except the possibility of a new search…well they better start to move their asses and keep going on with the searches, this is utterly ridicolous, that guy should be ashamed of writing that to the families.

  • David Connolly

    When the buckled spar lets down the grinding span the blame for loss incurred confers upon a man and grief is thus a falling leaf, upon the dawning of the day of June 1 2009, upon a tear-filled ocean of grief of disbelief. A Boeing is built for the worst pilot, like me-thankfully, it flatters me. Airbus's design philosophy clearly puts "muppet me" on the periphery. If one only looks forward and never moves around, then sooner or later onne will hit the ground. To wit : Airbus : A-333 in Toulouse terra firma on June 30 1994 and Air France : A332 in the Atlantic's terra incognita on June 1 2009. QED-RIP !

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