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  • shamrock
    Registered User
    • May 2009
    • 50

    AF447 (Merged)

    Reports are still very sketchy at the moment...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8076848.stm
  • Dan380
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2008
    • 387

    #2
    That's not good!

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    • tomfellows
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Mar 2005
      • 2001

      #3
      I'm fearing the worst. Fingers crossed something remarkable happens but it doesn't look too good right now.
      Tom
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      • Rickt
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Oct 2006
        • 555

        #4
        Taken from Sky news.

        An Air France passenger jet with 228 people on board is missing after dropping off radar over the Atlantic off the Brazilian coast, a Paris airport official has said.


        "We are very worried," he said. "The plane disappeared from the screens several hours ago.

        "It could be a transponder problem, but this kind of fault is very rare and the plane did not land when expected."

        Air traffic control lost contact with the Airbus A330 at 6am GMT after it took off from Rio de Janeiro bound for Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

        It was due to land in the French capital at 9.10am GMT.

        Airport authorities have set up a 'crisis cell' at Charles de Gaulle.

        The people on board the jet are 216 passengers and 12 crew.

        More to follow...
        It not looking good.....

        Rick
        You can also find me on a ground level forum www.vwaudiforum.co.uk

        RickT

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        • shamrock
          Registered User
          • May 2009
          • 50

          #5
          Appears to be flight AF447, Airbus 330. The Air France website listed the flight as departing as normal but when you try and find out if it has landed or is on time it comes up with 'no information available'.

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          • Bmused55
            Aaahh Emu!
            • Oct 2003
            • 11136

            #6
            Oh no!

            Please be a transponder system coupled with an emergency decent and landing something, please.
            Bmused55

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            • Rickt
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Oct 2006
              • 555

              #7
              Just checked and its was coming from RIO JANEIRO INTL as per sources.

              Taken from the below..

              http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/e...rue%26Hours%3d


              Flight number:AF447
              Scheduled arrival at 11:15 * (PARIS local time)
              Departure:RIO JANEIRO INTL on 5/31/2009 19:00 The day before

              Arrival:PARIS, on 6/1/2009 11:15
              CHARLESDE GAULLE TERMINAL 2 E
              Stopovers:No stopover
              Type of aircraft:AIRBUS A330-200
              AirlineAIR FRANCE
              Telephone:3654


              PLEASE NOTE - Im not not 100% sure it is this flight, but it would appear it is.


              Rick
              You can also find me on a ground level forum www.vwaudiforum.co.uk

              RickT

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              • KabirT
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2000
                • 8157

                #8
                Its out of the radar for 4 hours or so now. This is not looking good.
                "one is the loneliest number.."

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                • shamrock
                  Registered User
                  • May 2009
                  • 50

                  #9
                  It is definitely AF447...

                  Departing from : Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Intl (GIG) - Brazil - 1900

                  Arriving in : Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - France - 1115

                  Departure flight : Sunday 31 May 2009

                  AF447 - 332 - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Intl (GIG) - Brazil - Terminal 1 - Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - France - Terminal 2E - Flight time - 11h15
                  Taken off the Air France website.

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                  • shamrock
                    Registered User
                    • May 2009
                    • 50

                    #10
                    BBC have now confirmed it is AF 447 and upped the numbers to 228 to include the crew.

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                    • Rickt
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Oct 2006
                      • 555

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Rickt View Post
                      Just checked and its was coming from RIO JANEIRO INTL as per sources.

                      Taken from the below..

                      http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/e...rue%26Hours%3d


                      Flight number:AF447
                      Scheduled arrival at 11:15 * (PARIS local time)
                      Departure:RIO JANEIRO INTL on 5/31/2009 19:00 The day before

                      Arrival:PARIS, on 6/1/2009 11:15
                      CHARLESDE GAULLE TERMINAL 2 E
                      Stopovers:No stopover
                      Type of aircraft:AIRBUS A330-200
                      AirlineAIR FRANCE
                      Telephone:3654

                      Rick

                      Media have confirmed the above.

                      Rick
                      You can also find me on a ground level forum www.vwaudiforum.co.uk

                      RickT

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                      • shamrock
                        Registered User
                        • May 2009
                        • 50

                        #12
                        We have the registration of the plane now too, incase anyone has a photo of it from the past...

                        http://avherald.com/h?article=41a81ef1&opt=0

                        An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCP performing flight AF-447 (dep May 31st) from Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 216 passengers and 12 crew, is overdue at Paris Charles de Gaulle for more than an hour. The airplane had departed Brazil's radar coverage normally.

                        A crisis and intervention center has been setup at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

                        Brazil has launched a search and rescue operation off their coast along the last known radar positions near the Island of Fernando de Noronha where the airplane had failed to establish required radio communication.

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                        • Rickt
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Oct 2006
                          • 555

                          #13
                          Found the below info on a few sites..

                          Reports said a search and rescue operation was underway around the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha
                          Source - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31040692/

                          Sad news...

                          Rick
                          You can also find me on a ground level forum www.vwaudiforum.co.uk

                          RickT

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                          • KabirT
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2000
                            • 8157

                            #14
                            situation looks bleak as of now.
                            "one is the loneliest number.."

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                            • Bmused55
                              Aaahh Emu!
                              • Oct 2003
                              • 11136

                              #15
                              I agree.
                              Had it been an emergency decent followed by an emergency landing, we'd have heard by now.
                              Bmused55

                              Keep thy airspeed up, less the earth come from below and smite thee.

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                              • KabirT
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 8157

                                #16
                                Air France said there is no chance to find the plane.
                                Lost off the Moroccan coast.

                                It's of course F-GZCP

                                The French transport Minister is on the way to Air France headquarter at CDG.

                                Probably a sad announcement will then be made.
                                taken from a.net by a French user.
                                "one is the loneliest number.."

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                                • Rickt
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Oct 2006
                                  • 555

                                  #17
                                  Air France said there is no chance to find the plane.
                                  Lost off the Moroccan coast.

                                  It's of course F-GZCP

                                  The French transport Minister is on the way to Air France headquarter at CDG.

                                  Probably a sad announcement will then be made.

                                  Originally posted by KabirT View Post
                                  taken from a.net by a French user.
                                  Im not sure about the above statement regarding the Moroccan Coast.
                                  You can also find me on a ground level forum www.vwaudiforum.co.uk

                                  RickT

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                                  • Grey Area
                                    Punter
                                    • Apr 2004
                                    • 12157

                                    #18
                                    Moderator Message

                                    At the moment the status of the aircraft and those on board is still undetermined, so can we please refrain from speculation until someone in authority releases more information?

                                    A posting on an enthusiasts' website elsewhere does not constitute a statement by the authorities.

                                    Thanks

                                    GA
                                    Last edited by Grey Area; 1st June 2009, 10:47.
                                    You can't fool owls.

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                                    • Bmused55
                                      Aaahh Emu!
                                      • Oct 2003
                                      • 11136

                                      #19
                                      especially when referenced site's forum is known to be full of hyperbole.
                                      Bmused55

                                      Keep thy airspeed up, less the earth come from below and smite thee.

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                                      • shamrock
                                        Registered User
                                        • May 2009
                                        • 50

                                        #20
                                        When the news wires start buzzing about an airliner 'missing' it always sends shivers down everyone.

                                        Everyone holds out that faint hope that the plane had a problem and made it down safely...and if they didn't, then you kind of hope that it was over quickly. Wherever they are and whatever happened, the families will need support and lots of it in the coming weeks and months. But for now, they will be waiting for that phone call or the knock on the door to confirm the worst, immeasurable agony for everyone involved.

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