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AF447 black box search ends as involuntary homicide case begins

The search for the black boxes of Air France flight AF447, which crashed into the Atlantic for as yet unknown reasons, ended today. Meanwhile the family of a crew member intends to begin a law suit against Air France, accusing the airline of negligence.

AF447: UK lawyers said to offer USA trials to families of victims Special

An aid association for the families of victims who died in the Air France disaster on June 1 is linked to an English law firm which is said to be offering to start trial proceedings in the USA againt American plane part makers for high compensation.

Air France AF447: No in-flight breakup says official report

The initial report on the AF447 disaster has excluded an in-flight breakup of the plane. The report has just been released by the BEA, the official body carrying out the enquiry in France. It says the plane crashed vertically.

Bodies of AF447 pilot and steward identified

The bodies of the plane's pilot and a steward have been identified by investigation sources in Brazil. The BEA, the French authority in charge of the French end of the investigation, has yet to comment on this information.

Op-Ed: Bolivian press should be ashamed over AF447 disaster reporting

The disgraceful screening of a video on a Bolivian TV channel, said to show the break-up of the doomed French airliner and its horrifying consequences as seen from inside the plane, has turned out to be a clip taken from a TV show.

Crucial new testimony says Flight AF447’s end came abruptly

The Brazilian Air Force has displayed dozens of plane parts recovered from the crash. Analysis of photos taken of them declares that there is much evidence to suggest that passengers and crew were not prepared for an emergency.

Investigators believe flight AF447 may have broken apart mid-air

The examination of bodies found so far is leading to new speculation they did not hit the water with the plane. Elsewhere, Air France staff were ordered not to carry copies of the newspaper "Le Figaro" on planes, citing possible distress to passengers.

AF447: Search for Flight Recorders amid new clues and theories

The hunt for the crashed Air France plane’s voice and data recorders has begun in earnest. Elsewhere, new evidence and analysis have given renewed impetus to the possibility that the plane broke up in flight. The body count is now at 41.

AF447: French pilots threaten no-fly strike, more bodies found

An Air France pilots union has advised pilots not to fly the Airbus A330-200, the model involved in the crash, as well as other Airbus planes fitted with identical speed sensors, unless they are changed immediately.

AF 447: bodies of victims found, speed detectors to be replaced

After five days of searching, the Brazilian Air Force has reported finding two bodies, said to be those of victims of the crash, as well as a backpack containing an Air France flight ticket and a laptop computer.

AF447 disaster: Making sense of the evidence

It is becoming clear that the constant flood of statements concerning the crash, some correct, some erroneous, is clouding the issue for many observers. Here is a round-up of what is known, what is not, and where the investigation is heading.

Detailing the last 4 minutes of crashed Air France flight AF447

Precise details are emerging of the automatic distress messages sent by the doomed plane in its final four minutes before communications were lost. They describe a swift and catastrophic sequence of events, possibly ending in the plane’s vertical descen
 

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