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How An Air France 777 Strayed Too Close To A Volcano In 2015

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The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis) has released a report into a near-miss between an Air France Boeing 777 and a volcano. The BEA closed and published its investigation today. It concerns an evening flight from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Douala, Cameroon more than six years ago, in May 2015. The flight in question The incident took place on May 2nd, 2015. The flight in question was a 40-minute hop that originated at Equatorial Guinea’s Malabo Saint… ( Mais...

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Greg S 3
I'm curious why it would take 6 years to finish and release the report the aircraft was not damaged, no one was injured, all the data was available and the flight crew could be interviewed at any time.
Mike Webb 2
Simply put, this aircraft did not know where it was. How is this possible when GPS, accurate to a couple of feet, has been commonplace for many years?
Robert Cowling 0
Planes and volcanoes doesn't seem like a good mix.
william baker 4
BA Flight 9 ring a bell???
Cleffer 2
Something about volcano ash and engine intakes..Other than the obvious de-acceleration trauma from a direct terrain impact.


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