New search for Air France flight 447 wreckage and black boxes

by Jonathan on November 28, 2010

Hello everyone. It has been a very long time since any news about AF447 was released. Well, there is some good news!

On Thursday, the French Government announced that investigators will start a brand new search for the Air France flight 447 wreckage and black boxes. The new search effort is scheduled to start sometime in February. Thierry Mariani, France’s junior Transport Minister said “the best equipment currently available” would be used during this upcoming search effort.

Air France, Airbus, and the French Government has already attempted to recover the data boxes, unsuccessfully, 3 times. Over 600 pieces of debris has been recovered, but the main data boxes have yet to be recovered. They’re hoping that this search will yield better results.

Flight 447, an Airbus A330-200 went down in the Atlantic Ocean on on June 1, 2010 while traveling in heavy thunderstorms from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 225 passengers and crew were killed.

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    thanks for the useful information. I will be putting up some details from this on Aviation Thrust

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