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Air France: an investigation opened following a loss of control on landing of a plane


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Air France: an investigation opened following a loss of control on landing of a plane

A.Lay, T.Cuny, L.Nahon, C.Verove, M.Marini – France 3

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On the morning of Tuesday April 5, at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, the pilots of an Air France flight arriving from New York visibly lost control of the controls upon landing. The 13 Hours returns in detail to what happened.

One crash hashe been avoided on the morning of Tuesday April 5, at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, in the suburbs of Paris? The pilots seem to have lost control of the Boeing for a few seconds 777-300 from Air Francefrom New York (United States). The weather was unfavorable, because there was mist. On its final approach after 7:30 a.m. flight, the aircraft attempted to land a first time, before looping again.

In a recording where we hear the pilots’ conversations with the air traffic controllers, the pilots seemed to be fighting to keep control of the aircraft, while the runway was getting dangerously close. The plane ended up landing about twenty minutes later on another runway. According to Xavier Tytelmanan aeronautical consultant, two hypotheses are possible: technical problem or human error. A survey for incident serious was opened by the Air France investigation and analysis office.


Air France: an investigation opened following a loss of control on landing of a plane

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