French BEA opened an investigation into the Nov. 29 Air France A330-200 flight from Rio de Janeiro Galeao to Paris Charles de Gaulle that issued a mayday call after encountering extreme turbulence (ATWOnline, Dec. 2). Analysis of the incident could provide supplementary insight valuable to the inquiry into the loss of Flight AF447, BEA said. The agency also said it will release a second report into that accident on Dec. 17.

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