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19 June 2009

Air France Flight 447 Update for 19 June 2009

There have been no significant developments since the last update on 15 June 2009. So far, the only wreckage that has been located or collected has been floating on the surface of the ocean. The whereabouts of the cockpit voice recorder, the flight data recorder, and the majority of the aircraft wreckage is still unknown.

Fifty of the occupants have been found, with the most recent find being a single victim on June 16th, About 400 articles have been found, with some of the larger items being portions of at least one of the aircraft's galley areas. The search, involving over a thousand Brazilian military personnel as well as civilian and military aircraft and ships from several countries, continues with no end date set by the Brazilian authorities.

Additional Accident Information
Other Air France Plane Crashes
Other Airbus A330 Plane Crashes Audio and Video Podcast About the Accident

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, a mostly intact galley. Sounds like a low speed rather than high speed break-up. A mostly intact vertical tail. We know that the composite vertical tail attachment on an A300-600 is relatively fragile. I wonder how similar the vertical tails on A300-600 and A330 are? Sure hope the flight crew did not apply too much rudder to correct a lateral/directional upset.