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We can almost certainly count on some unexpected surprises once the CVR is recovered.
Can you advise what Cabin Vertical Speed means in Layman's terms please?
Between 02:11GMT and 02:13GMT a flurry of messages regarding ADIRU and ISIS faults arrived. (failures of the autopilot guidance system)
At 02:13GMT PRIM 1 and SEC 1 faults were indicated (electrical failures)
15 January 2009 - The EASA issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive No 2009-0012-E to address the above A330 and A340 Northrop-Grumman ADIRU problem of incorrectly responding to a defective inertial reference.
So it's about rapid depressurisation, however, what caused this still remains a mystery? Although the heavy storms over the area at the time are likely to have played their part?
New information provided by sources within Air France suggests, that the ACARS messages of system failures started to arrive at 02:10Z indicating, that the autopilot had disengaged and the fly by wire system had changed to alternate law. Between 02:11Z and 02:13Z a flurry of messages regarding ADIRU and ISIS faults arrived, at 02:13Z PRIM 1 and SEC 1 faults were indicated, at 02:14Z the last message received was an advisory regarding cabin vertical speed. That sequence of messages could not be independently verified."
The Aviation Herald
I read somewhere that Air France 447's wing touched an A320 rudder in a taxi incident prior to departure. The A320's rudder was severely damaged, but AF447's A330 wingtip was not. AF447 departed, and is now missing.
First things first: Did the taxi incident occur?
Answers to big problems or issues are often simple. Here is one possibility: AF447's wing was weakened if not visibly damaged; the airplane suffered stresses during flight via flight in turbulence; the damaged, stressed wing broke off; the airplane plummeted into the sea.
What supports this?
1. Alleged taxi incident involving A320 and AF447.
2. Alleged time delay of four minutes from altitude to impact.
3. No calls from the pilots.
4. Sudden spurt of messages sent to base: multiple system failures.
5. Item 3. and 4. indicate an inflight breakup.
6. Airplanes don't fall out of the sky for no reason.
Using McIDAS I acquired satellite GOES-10 satellite data from UCAR and centered it over the region between INTOL and TASIL. In the image below, the stationary southerly point in blue is INTOL and the aircraft's estimated location from the above table is marked with a cross.
...Temperature trends suggested that the entire system was at peak intensity ... finally a large multicell convective system (MCS)
G day Tim
I am an Air France Captain, found your post very interesting and if true, will be hugely damaging for Air France.