What Happened to Air France 447?

6 Jul
A330 Air France

June 14, 2009 Legal.com
Updated: June 18, 20, 29, July 7; August 16 and 31, 2009 
 by Dave Alden

On June 1, 2009, an Airbus A330-200 registration F-GZCP, similiar to the one depicted below, being operated by Air France, disappeared approximately four hours into a flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris.

Air France 447 Recorder Found

2 May
Flight Data Recorder Air France 447

May 2, 2011 Legal.com, by Dave Alden, Updated June 4, 2011

The French Bureau of Investigations and Analysis (BEA) announced the recovery of the flight data recorder (FDR) and data/memory component from Air France flight 447, lost with all aboard on June 1, 2009 over the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 600 miles northeast of Brazil.

737 Fuselage tears, Flight 812 Diverts to Yuma

4 Apr
Boeing 737 fuselage tear decompression

Legal.com – Dave Alden – April 3, 2011. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a rupture of the aircraft skin at the top of the cabin of this Boeing 737 being operated on April 1, 2011 as Southwest Airlines flight 812, during a scheduled flight from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Sacramento, CA (SMF). The pilots declared an emergency, diverted and landed safely in Yuma, AZ.