Probe Reveals Air France Plane Stalled Before Plummet

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Air France SA flight 447 stalled for three minutes before crashing into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, while a co-pilot pulled the plane's nose up rather than down, a French investigative agency said Friday, outlining actions conflicting with standard procedure.

The update from the French Accident Investigation Bureau comes two years after the Airbus SAS plane nosedived on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1, 2009, killing 228 people and leading to preliminary manslaughter charges in France against Air France and Airbus....
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