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Report Outlines Pilot Errors In 2009 Air France Crash


A picture of plane wreckage on the seabed from Air France flight 447, which crashed on June !, 2009

A picture of plane wreckage on the seabed from Air France flight 447, which crashed on June !, 2009

French investigators say the crew of an Air France plane that crashed two years ago over the Atlantic ignored repeated "stall" warnings and failed to give passengers any warning.

The plane, en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashed amid thunderstorms on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 passengers on board -- the deadliest accident in Air France's history.

The French air accident investigation agency, the BEA, issued the findings on July 29 in a report based on recently recovered black boxes. The report said the temporary loss of speed readings responsible for the stall was due to iced-up sensors.

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