Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pilots were sleeping when Air France flight crashed...

 Two out of three Air France pilots were sleeping minutes before one shouted 'F***: we're dead!' as their plane plunged into the sea with the loss of all 228 people on board.

Horrific details of the last moments of Flight 447, which claimed the lives of five Britons and three Americans, have emerged in a disturbing new investigation into the 2009 disaster involving an Airbus 330.

Published in the October edition of Vanity Fair magazine, it raises terrifying questions about safety aboard civilian passenger jets, and the 'culture' of the Air France pilots on board.

Excerpts from recorded conversations between 37-year-old David Robert, Pierre-Cedric Bonin, 32, and Marc Dubois, the 58-year-old captain of the plane, reveal that two of them were asleep when the plane got into difficulty in a tropical storm.

Referring to Bonin, a 'Company Baby' on the Rio de Janeiro-Paris flight, the piece reads: 'With most of the weather still lying ahead and an anxious junior pilot at the controls, Dubois decided it was time to get some sleep.' Full story...

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