Air France, France dispatched the submarine search the wreckage and the black box is difficult
6 2, Cape Verde in Africa, near the Atlantic Ocean, the French military aircraft is searching for plane crash wreckage and possible survivors. AFP International Herald Tribune correspondent
Zhang Jian, Li Xuemei from the bottom of the afternoon of June 2, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, Air France passengers from the A330-200 aircraft missing over 24 hours, everything is quiet in return. To meet the families of the original aircraft and blocked the airport waiting for planes 2D Hall Exit 4 to become empty.
to Brazil in the direction of the 2E terminal, the staff told the “International Herald Tribune” that evening there will be two flights arrived in Paris from Brazil, without any change in time, and now missing plane families who have been accommodated in hotels near the airport, the scene of the accident waiting to Brazil … but on the surface of the calm, Charles de Gaulle airport and the past is different from sympathy, sadness, anxiety filled in everyone’s heart.
sadness enveloped the Charles de Gaulle Airport
to the airport to bid farewell to old friends, looking solemn Michel Proust, he of the “International Herald Tribune” said the plane disappeared, he has been concerned about the progress of the accident, “I’m sorry, especially for the families of missing persons … I want them to express all my sympathy and support, whether it is French, Chinese, German or the Brazilian people, I can understand how they have to worry now, just how sad. “
located in the airport side of the Air France headquarters, dozens gathered at the terrace waiting for news media reporters, notebook computers, mobile phones, cameras, light barriers, tripod free to heap on the ground, each person’s face is filled with anxiety, it was lost in thought, looking at the roar of a passing aircraft on the terrace before, someone shot a bear. ” Air France “words fly the airport’s flight, also seize every opportunity to Air France headquarters staff inquire about the message.
in 2 earlier in the day, Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 aircraft arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport, this is the first time in France Airbus A380 commercial operation, but also in continental Europe’s first commercial operation . With “air giant,” said Air France’s A380 is the pride, but the original concern of this event because of the impact of aircraft disappearances become eclipsed. 13:05 pm, A380 Singapore return flight took off, but media attention is greatly reduced, “A380 aircraft of the flight coincided with the disappearance, it is expected that all of the celebrations will be canceled,” France 2 TV’s correspondent in reported that the front of the camera.
France requested the Pentagon support
the minutes ticked by, the passengers on the plane disappeared more and more hope of survival slim.
French military spokesman Michel 3 grams of poly interview in Paris, said that after surveying France, 2 in Brazilian Air Force plane wreckage found in the Atlantic waters have been identified as the missing wreckage of Air France . Earlier, Brazilian Air Force spokesman Colonel Amaral, Brazilian Air Force sent a search plane flying aircraft went missing the same day under the sea routes found some wreckage. Including aircraft seats, the white pieces, a life buoy, and orange traces of aviation kerosene.
this shocked the world, but also from the air crash in Brazil local time at 19:29 on May 31 start. At that time, Air France Airbus A330 airliner took off from Rio de Janeiro International Airport, the plane 216 passengers and 12 crew members. As with all routes across the South Atlantic, the plane 3 to 4 hours of time outside in the radar surveillance.
radar in this “window period”, the unit should send a radio signal. Satellite can be traced to these signals and confirm the aircraft’s position. 23, the Air France flight 447 into a strong cyclone area. 23:14 Air France receive an automated maintenance information, indicating a system failure. 23:20, Brazilian air control party fails to receive the aircraft entering the airspace Senegal radio signals, with the air traffic control center in Dakar has not received new information. The coast of Africa from the Cape Verde Islands, 450 kilometers on the radar has not found the plane.
these have proved that the aircraft was hurt.
3 hours later, the Brazilian night to start the search. France and Dakar from home base to search sent two reconnaissance aircraft, military satellites to the U.S. Pentagon request assistance. After an arduous search, the accident occurred away from the coast is confirmed 1,100 km, from northeast Brazil 费尔南多迪诺罗 Virginia Islands, 800 km area in the Americas and Africa.
cause of the accident the aircraft has not been identified
France’s major media coverage when at great length have dubbed “mystery” word, this is because the French accident Investigation Department is currently difficult to find reasonable cause of the accident. According to French media reports, the cause of the accident the aircraft there are four now guess:
first aircraft may have been struck by lightning. Airbus public relations director Francois June 1, Bruce said: “Most likely, the aircraft was struck by lightning. And system failure due to severe interference.” But experts said the plane usually does not cause lightning serious disaster, the plane has sufficient lightning protection measures.
followed by electrical equipment on the aircraft may experience failure. Air France said the plane at 2:14 GMT automatically sent information display “electrical fault.” This may be caused by lightning. But experts doubt this analysis, because the plane has two important electrical equipment, or even three, four. Even if the failure of all electrical equipment, aircraft still have a spare turbine generators, power supply for critical equipment.
another strong speculation that the aircraft may be caught in the airflow vortex. The last guess is that the aircraft may encounter a terrorist attack.
order to obtain conclusive evidence of the accident, the aircraft crashed in France decided to dispatch a regional exploration submarine, ship, submarine, equipped with two underwater robots to search the wreckage and the black box. Aircraft black box in one month, 6,000 meters underwater location, external transmit signals.
but the Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson – Jobim pessimistically said that to find the black box “very difficult.” According to U.S. media reports on June 3, Air France accident investigators said the plane took off at present no indication of any mechanical failure before.
the Chinese authorities is the aftermath
It is reported that 228 people on the missing aircraft, including 32 nationalities. 72 of them French, Brazilian, 59, 26 Germans, nine Chinese people. At present the identity of nine Chinese people have been confirmed.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a French subsidiary of senior staff to the “International Herald Tribune,” confirmed the company in Brazil, a Chinese employee aboard the crashed Air France aircraft. The company has sent to the employee’s home, accompanied by family members, the company is for the family for a visa to visit France and Brazil, because there is not where the aircraft wreckage will be processed. He also said that taking into account the feelings of the families of employees, the company hopes played down the incident.
Chinese Embassy in France Counselor Hu Changchun in the news interview with this reporter, said the embassy has been preparing to host the Chinese passengers to the families of law dealing with the aftermath.
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