AF447 investigation report

AF447 wreckage Air France A330-200


Inquiries into the loss of Air France flight AF447 have yet to explain fully why the pilots failed to avert the Airbus A330's fatal stall, despite its onset being characterised by buffet and the activation of a stall warning.

But the AF447 investigation has said that the two pilots had not received any high-altitude training for unreliable airspeed procedures and manual aircraft handling. It is formally recommending review of training and check programmes, and crucially the mandatory creation of specific exercises for manual handling, including stall recovery.

French investigation agency Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses has released the findings after more detailed analysis of the flight recorders retrieved from the wreck of the A330.