The final French BEA report issued Thursday on the 2009 Air France (AF) Flight 447 crash is unlikely to quell the controversies that surround one of aviation’s worst-ever disasters; in particular, AF and Airbus must confront potential legal jeopardy. While partially blaming the pilots’ lack of understanding of the situation and their failure to react correctly or promptly to avert the crash that killed 228 (ATW Daily News, July 5), BEA’s report raises numerous questions ...

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