New Photos – Air France AF447 Recovery

At a press conference held yesterday, French Aviation Investigation Board, Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA), released these new photos of the Air France AF447 recovery. The Airbus A330-203, registration F-GZCP, crashed on June 1 2009 en route from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Paris (France) into the Atlantic Ocean. Since 2 years a large recovery operation consisting of several ships and robots tried to localize and recover Flight Recorders and wreckage, to be able to solve this mysterious crash.
The AF447 wreckage was found 3 April 2011. The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) was found and recovered on 1 May. The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) was localized on 2 May 2011 and raised on 3 May. Both flight recorders have been transported to the BEA yesterday.

Air France AF447 Map of Wreckage

Air France AF447 Flight Recorder (FDR)

Air France AF447 Flight Recorder (FDR)

Air France AF447 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

Air France AF447 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

Air France AF447 Airbus A330-200 Recovery

Air France AF447 Airbus A330-200 Engine Recovery

Air France AF447 Engine

Continue at: Detailed Air France AF447 Crash Report

Photos: (c) BEA

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