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The BEA third interim report on the AF 447 accident raises questions

So I’ve read the BEA report from one end to the other and overall it’s a solid and creditable effort. The report will probably disappoint those who are looking for a smoking gun, once again we see a system accident in which the outcome is derived from a complex interaction of system, environment, circumstance and human behavior.

However I do consider that the conclusions, and therefore recommendations, are hasty and incomplete.

This post is part of the Airbus aircraft family and system safety thread.

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The latest revision of the BEA report on the AF 447 accident omits mention of the last ACARS message received, a cabin vertical speed advisory. But from this message we can infer at least approximations of the final segments of AF 447’s flight profile.

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