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The final moments of Air France Flight 447

Chronology of the doomed plane's mysterious crash into the Atlantic Ocean


Last Updated: July 4, 2012

For years, investigators searched for what exactly caused the tragic end to Air France Flight 447. The plane, en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, plunged suddenly to the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing all 216 passengers and 12 crew aboard. An inquiry released its final report on the crash July 5.
Follow the controls in the graphic below to learn more about the plane's final moments.





Source: Interim report No. 3 of BEA (France's civil aviation safety authority), July 29, 2011

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