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New York, NY–Since May 31, 2009, after Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, Brazilian search crews retrieved three more bodies from the Atlantic Ocean on Friday. As reported by the United Press International (UPI), a mere 44 of the 228 individuals aboard the plane who were lost at sea have now been recovered. The Airbus 330 airplane departed from Rio de Janeiro on May 31, 2009 with 228 passengers, pilots, and flight crewmembers on board en route to Paris. About four hours into the plane flight, Air France lost communication with the pilot of flight 447. According to information gathered by ABC news, messages sent to the airline company and air traffic control (ATC), from the actual plane before the loss of communication, allegedly reported problems like stormy weather. The plane was flying through the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), when the electrical malfunctions, irregular speed-readings, and a loss of cabin pressure communications were transmitted.
Currently, little is known about the cause of the Air France plane crash and the loss of 228 lives. Aviation accident officials, like those with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) http://faa.gov, rely significantly on the recovery of the airplane’s “black boxes”, known as flight data and voice recorders. The black boxes may very well be sitting at depths of 6,600 to 9,800 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in the ITCZ. Black boxes were designed to send out homing signals for thirty days after the flight equipment comes into contact with water. This means Navy personnel have a total of 18 days left to find the black boxes, based on the 30-day signal transmission time. Once flight data homing signals cease, the chance of finding the black boxes will be reduced significantly. The loss of the voice recorder homing signal will in turn, leave aviation accident investigators without vital information to help determine the cause of the fatal Air France plane crash.
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