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Aviation Safety Network Air France Flight 447 Accident Description
Aviation Safety Network ^ | 1 June 2009 | Aviation Safety Network

Posted on 06/10/2009 8:24:28 AM PDT by CodeToad

Narrative: An Air France Airbus A330-200 was destroyed when it crashed into the sea while on transatlantic flight from Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, RJ (GIG) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airplane carried 12 crew members an 216 passengers. Flight AF447 departed at 19:03 local time (May 31) from Rio de Janeiro (GIG). Last radio contact with the flight was at 01:33 UTC. The crew was in contact with the Atlantic Area Control Centre (CINDACTA III) when the flight reported over the INTOL waypoint, estimating TASIL at 02:20 UTC. INTOL is an RNAV waypoint located in the Atlantic Ocean, 565 km from Natal, Brazil. The TASIL waypoint is located 1228 kilometers from Natal. TASIL is at the border of the Recife FIR and Dakar Oceanic FIR.
Aviation Safety Network: Accident Description

A detailed meterological analysis has been performed by Weather Graphics, Tim Vasaquez. It is on the Aviation Safety Network web page as a link or click below.

Air France Flight 447: A detailed meteorological analysis / by Tim Vasquez

Here are a few example charts given in the analysis.

Example Chart: Cross-Section of Winds Aloft and Flight Path

Example Chart: Top of Clouds and Flight Path

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weather
KEYWORDS: airbus447
Both web pages are excellent sources of detailed information about the Air France Flight 447 accident.
1 posted on 06/10/2009 8:24:28 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: CodeToad
P.S. There are some excellent discussion comments on a link of the Weather Graphics page made by pilots at Air France Flight 447: Comments from pilots and other aviation professionals.
2 posted on 06/10/2009 8:35:13 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: SkyDancer

Very interesting.

3 posted on 06/10/2009 10:18:27 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee

It kinda scares me the way the media grabs something and runs with it before all the facts are in ... then people jump on that and make all sorts of speculation ... I like to wait and see what kicks loose on all this ... there’s more than meets the eye on all this ...

4 posted on 06/10/2009 10:23:52 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer
I agree with you.

I thought the response of pilots that have experienced flying around tropical storms was the most interesting part of weather graphics site.

School is over, but am working on letters I need to get out for my Youth In College class. Things should slow down soon.

Listening to Rush online as I work.

5 posted on 06/10/2009 11:05:30 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: SkyDancer

Whoops... the post # 2 provided the feedback was what I was reading earlier.

6 posted on 06/10/2009 11:06:50 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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