Air France Flight 447 Black Box To Reveal Aircraft Subjected to Extreme Aerodynamic Forces Consistent With Windshear and Vortex Rich Environment

Air France A330-203 - The Loss of Flt 447 in 2009 is Less of a Mystery Than Commonly Believed: The Plane Was Killed by The Often Underestimated Power of a Severe Storm System

PariseMOTION! meteorological and aircraft structures professionals are advising that the Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) or “Black Box” data will reveal the Air France 447 Airbus A330-203 was subjected to extreme aerodynamic forces consistent with downburst induced windshear coupled with multiple vortex activity within the powerful storm system the crew unfortunately, if not foolishly, chose to penetrate.

“This aircraft flew into an environment completely permeated by wet and dry downburst induced windshear, clear air vortices and opposite flow vortices back-to-back, therein creating the equivalent of aircraft structure blunt force trauma,” noted one of our people. “The A330 experienced negative lift at one instant as airflow across either the starboard or port wing, depending on the direction of multiple side bursts of high velocity wind possibly exceeding 200 knots, was interrupted, then followed by updraft and downdraft induced uncontrolled climb and descent in the next. No aircraft, not even an A380, could have survived as the aerodynamic loads imposed on the airframe led to catastrophic structural failure. Anyone believing that large, modern aircraft cannot be brought down by severe meteorological events are naive at best, and irresponsible at worst. And, given the enormity and obvious power of this storm system, the captain should have reversed course.

“We nevertheless grieve for the victims and their families.”

Myron D. Stokes, Publisher
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