Kieran Daly
July 3, 2009

[efoods]If there was ever any question over the importance of finding the black boxes from Air France flight 447 then there is certainly none now.

Most of what we heard from Thursday’s briefing by the investigating team only serves to deepen the mystery behind the loss of the Airbus A330.

Lead investigator Alain Bouillard sums matters up when he says: “As of today we are far from having any real idea of the causes of this accident.”

Consider what we now know. The aircraft was cruising in an area in which other aircraft were successfully managing to avoid the worst of the storms. It did however suffer “inconsistent” speed indications to the pilots and its computers and this is an aircraft type with a known history of such problems.

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