May 27, 2011

Update: Air France Flight 447 Crash

Like many around the world I watched in shock as news of the Air France flight 447 crash spread two years ago. Over the years I've followed the investigation into what brought the jet down and was amazed when they found the black boxes on the ocean floor two years later. The data was finally analyzed and recently released.

The jet experienced failure of its speed sensors and stalled at a high altitude. It took only 3 mins and 30 secs for the Airbus 330 to plummet 38,000 feet literally belly-flopping on the ocean surface. All 228 people on board died in the crash and my heart still breaks for what they must have experienced in those final minutes.

Something most people don't know about me is that I have a crazy obsession with airplanes along with a fear of plane crashes and slight anxiety flying. I think it has more to do with my control freak issues and being trapped in this "box in the sky" because I truly think airplanes are beautiful and their ability to effortlessly glide through the air captivates me.


I wanted to share this video update that CNN provided for anyone else that was following this story.





As everyone prepares to travel this Memorial Day Weekend please be safe!

2 comments:

Bajan Beauty said...

I flew back last night from San Juan to Ft. Lauderdale and my plane did a slight dip for a couple of seconds and my heart jumped up into my throat! I was so glad to get of that plane after that, woo-sah! lol

South Loop Social Light said...

My husband has been on a few flights where they experienced a drop or "dip" and the food trays have gone flying all over the place. He played things calm, but I would have been a MESS!! Seriously... I'm the worst person to have on a flight when shit hits the fan. Panic Attack...

Glad to hear your flight landed safely :)

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