Things With Wings

The Commercial Aviation Blog
See All Posts
  • AF 447 Wreckage and Other Developments (In Pictures)
    Posted by Robert Wall 3:25 PM on Jun 08, 2009

    Brazilian authorities say they have now recovered 16 of the 228 bodies from Air France Flight 447, as well as more debris. The defense ministry also released the following pictures of the salvage operation, including very discernable parts of the Air France A330-200 wreckage:


    blog post photo

    blog post photo


    blog post photo
     

    Additionally, the Brazilian military says it has search operations underway using 14 aircraft, 12 of its own and two from France. 

    Also over the weekend, the French accident investigation office, the BEA, released this trajectory of AF 447's flight:


    blog post photo
     

    The investigators also released the following graphic, produced by the French navy's oceanographic research organization, to highlight how varying the sea-bed is in the area of the crash, highlight concerns about why recover cockpit and voice data recorders may be a challenge:


    blog post photo
     

    The Brazilian defense ministry has also produced a relatively detailed map of a crash area in relation to some other relevant points of interest, which you can find here (annotated only in Portuguese, but easy enough to figure out). 

    Tags: tw99, af447, A330, BEA

Share:
  • Recommend
  • Report Abuse

Comments on Blog Post