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an investigation opened after the pilots lost control of a Boeing



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an investigation opened after the pilots lost control of a Boeing

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

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Passengers on a New York-Paris flight had the fear of their lives on Tuesday, April 5. They may have come very close to the crash. The Air France Boeing no longer reacted to the controls when landing in Paris.

Was a crash avoided on the morning of Tuesday April 5, at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, in the Paris suburbs? The pilots seem to have lost control of the Boeing for a few seconds 777-300 Air France, from 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.

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