Flight path of AF447. Photo: Courtesy, BEA. Air France 447 took less than four minutes to fall from approximately 38,000 ft. into the waters of the South Atlantic following the disengagement of the autopilot on the Airbus A330-200, according to an interim report released by the French BEA Friday that is based on CVR and FDR analysis (ATW Daily News, May 17). BEA stated that following disengagement of the autopilot and autothrust, which apparently occurred after an ...

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