Wil S. Hylton Speaks About His Work Covering the Air France Flight 447 Crash for The NY Times.Remember that flight? The one taht mysteriously dissapear off the radars and on the next day remains of the aircraft were find? Also Remember how did France's government didn't put a lot of effort in assisting to find the aircraft's blackbox nor helping Brazil's marine and air force missions in an attempt to find out what happened? well, you see, I'm a big fan of this type of stories, and I found this old article that I wanted to share with you guys
Written by Wil S. Hylton, the cover story of last week’s New York Times magazine focused on the Air France Flight 447 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing all 216 passengers and 12 aircrew. The plane, which departed from Rio de Janeiro on May 31, 2009, at 7:03PM (22:03 UTC), was carrying 59 Brazilian citizens, 72 French nationals, 26 Germans, and passengers from 29 other nations, and was scheduled for arrival in Paris approximately 11 hours later.
Two years later, this international tragedy is back on the news, as French authorities managed to locate the rest of the airplane at the bottom of the South Atlantic Ocean, resting in water depths of between 3,800 to 4,000 meters (or 12,000 to 13,000 ft).
Today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the two black boxes, which are a vital part of the investigations and were also found with the rest of the airplane, appear to be “largely dry and undamaged,” raising hopes that this mysterious and yet-unsolved fall of a modern Airbus plane can be one day explained.