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Documentary “Rio-Paris: The Tragedy of Flight 447” premieres 15 years after accident

The documentary series “Rio-Paris: The Tragedy of Flight 447” premiered this Friday (31) on Globoplay, exactly 15 years ago since the accident that changed aviation safety parameters.

Relatives of the victims, investigators and experts were heard over four episodes to retell the story of the flight that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris and resulted in the death of everyone on board the plane.

The series details the investigation to understand what caused the crash of flight AF447 and how the legal case against the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the airline Air France dragged on for more than a decade in French justice.

Remember the accident of flight AF447

Air France Flight 447, which was going from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people on board.

Halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Paris, the Airbus A330 aircraft was in free fall for four minutes, during a storm in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The plane's engines were running, but the wings were unable to capture enough air to continue flying.

The French-led investigation determined that the flight crew did not properly handle the loss of airspeed readings after the plane's sensors were blocked by ice from the storm.

The crash of AF447 is seen as one of the few accidents that changed aviation, including industry-wide improvements in handling loss of control.

The decision taken in 2023 by a French court cleared the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the airline Air France of manslaughter in the case of the accident.

Find out what caused the Air France accident that was going from Rio to Paris

Source: CNN Brasil

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