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.Timeline of final moments of Air France flight

.Timeline of final moments of Air France flight

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......Timeline of final moments of Air France flight By The Associated Press AP â 26 mins ago ....tweet0ShareEmailPrint......

LE BOURGET, France (AP) â French investigators releas ed a report Friday detailing the final minutes before Air France Flight 447 cras hed into the Atlantic in 2009, based on cockpit recordings. Here is a chronology of those moments before the crash, which killed all 228 aboard: 22:29 local time: Flight takes off from Rio de Janeiro's Galeao airport. 2 hours, 10 minutes and 5 seconds after departure: Autopilot and autothrust dise ngage when the stall warning sounds twice. The co-pilot at the controls noses th e plane up. 2:10.16: Co-pilot (not flying) says speed readings have been lost as the plane b egan its climb, reaching a climbing speed of 7,000 feet per minute. The plane's speed readings were invalid for 29 seconds. 2:10.50: Co-pilot (not flying) tries several times to call the captain back from his rest as the stall warnings go off again â this time for 54 seconds straight. At it's highest point, the plane's altitude reaches 38,000 feet. 2:11.42: The captain returns to the cockpit. In the following seconds, all recor ded speeds become invalid and the stall warning stops. Altitude has dropped to 3 5,000 feet. 2:12.02: Both co-pilots say they have no more "valid indications" to fly by. 2:14.08: The recording ends, 4 minutes, 23 seconds after the first stall warning . The last recordings show the plane was falling at nearly 11,000 feet per minut e. The plane's wreckage was found 12,800 feet under

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