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  • Strike disrupts Air France flights amid summer vacation

    Air France has canceled 10 percent of its long-distance flights Friday, during a period of high traffic due to summer vacations, because of a strike by cabin crew.

  • Message mentioned rudder problem on jet

    RIO DE JANEIRO – A burst of automatic messages sent by Air France Flight 447 before it crashed includes one about a problem with a rudder safety device but lacks …

  • In brief: Airlines replacing suspect speed monitors

    Recife, Brazil – Airlines moved quickly Tuesday to replace speed monitors like those suspected of feeding false information to the computers on Air France Flight 447 and possibly leading the …

  • Ships find more bodies at crash site

    RECIFE, Brazil – Search ships methodically worked through a “sea of debris” from a doomed Air France jet Sunday, recovering 15 more bodies near the spot where the Airbus A330 …

  • Jet probe looks at autopilot

    A sophisticated flight-control system that relies on electronic instruments and computers is coming under growing scrutiny as investigators try to unravel the mysterious crash of an Air France Airbus 330 …

  • Air France jet likely disintegrated in flight

    FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil – Military planes located new debris from Air France Flight 447 on Wednesday while investigators focused on a nightmarish ordeal in which the jet broke up …

  • Plane wreckage found

    FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil – An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic on …

  • Brazil confirms Air France jet crashed in ocean

    FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil — Brazilian military planes found a 3-mile path of wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed in the …

  • Airbus’ fate may never be known

    PARIS – The last transmission was received about 4:15 a.m. Then, nothing. Air France Flight 447 was an Airbus 330-200, a big, modern jetliner designed to ride through anything. But …



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