Friday, July 29, 2011

Pilots of Air France plane that crashed in 2009 ignored the stall warnings

The crew of the plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009 while covering the route Rio de Janeiro-Paris ignored the warnings of the stall and did not apply the procedures down the flight manuals, the report on the accident released Friday by the Office of Research and Analysis (BEA) of France.

This latest report from the BEA said that the pilots did not talk about repeated warnings when the Air France Airbus plummeted 11.58 miles rushed over the sea at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour. The accident killed all 228 people aboard. While trying the device drivers will not crash, passengers were told what was happening.

The information obtained from the black boxes, found recently, has confirmed that, as he said last May, during the last minutes of flight AF447 crew responded to alerts stall doing something that has perplexed experts Aviation: placing the aircraft's nose up instead of down. The stall is a dangerous situation that occurs when the wings are not able to sustain it.

According to flight manuals, what to do here is to place the aircraft with the nose down to take the air at a better angle. A commercial aircraft experience a stall is something that rarely happens, especially when you are that high. Who investigates airline crashes have explained that no specific training to act in a situation like that.

The BEA also released Friday a list of ten security recommendations, which include the improved training on how to manually fly an airplane. Some in the industry believe that this ability is lost with the use of computers. This report is likely to generate a discussion between Airbus and Air France on what was the main cause of the accident: the pilots did not respond to the situation of the stall or the fact that the speedometer did not work either temporarily due to freezing sensors.

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