Can AF447 have been saved?

Investigators noted that there was no possibility of surviving the accident. “The crew’s failure to diagnose the stall situation and consequently a lack of inputs that would have made it possible to recover from [the accident]” was a contributing factor, it concluded.

What happened to AF447?

Flight AF447 from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Paris went down on 1 June 2009, killing everyone on board. Investigators found the pilots had lost control when air-speed sensors froze. Both the airline and manufacturer plan to appeal.

What is a black box and how does it work?

A black box is a flight data recorder that must be in every air vehicle. All flight information is recorded into the black box with a specific algorithm. This makes the recorded flight data accessible to authorities when needed.

Why did Bonin pull up?

The primary flight display is the gauge in the cockpit that shows if the plane is level. Duhigg contends that Bonin became so focused on correcting the roll in the plane and levelling it, that he pulled back on his stick, causing the plane’s nose to lift higher.

Are black boxes indestructible?

Black boxes are designed to survive plane crashes and are rarely destroyed. There have been only a handful of cases where the black box was not recovered. In a few cases, only one of the devices, the FDR or the CVR, was found.

Can you destroy a black box?

“It is extremely rare for a black box to be destroyed,” says Hamilton. “Black boxes have traditionally outperformed their design.” Hamilton says he cannot think of a single case in which both devices have been damaged to the point of there being no useful data.

What ended Concorde?

On 25 July 2000, Air France Flight 4590 ran over debris on its takeoff run and crashed with all 109 occupants and four on ground killed; the only fatal incident involving Concorde. Commercial service was suspended until November 2001, and Concorde aircraft were retired in 2003 after 27 years of commercial operations.

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