Alain Bouillard, investigator-in-charge of the BEA, France's air accident investigator
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Air France crash report: 'Crew almost lost control'

The final report has been released into the crash on an Air France airliner in June 2009, which plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil, killing 228 people.

Investigators have concluded that a combination of human error and technical failures caused the loss of an Air France flight that plunged into the Atlantic in 2009.

Investigator-in-charge Alain Bouillard said a stall warning sounded in the cockpit indicating the plane was losing speed, but the co-pilots failed to act correctly.

Eventually, he said, the crew ''had almost lost complete control of the situation''.

  • 05 Jul 2012
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