Air France black box: Air France Flight 447 was brought down by a combination of faulty speed sensors and confusion in the cockpit, according to a preliminary analysis by French investigators.
Air France Flight 447 plunged into the ocean en route from Rio to Paris, killing all 228 passengers and crew. The latest search found a section of the aircraft, including bodies, and raised hopes that the black boxes will be found to explain what happened.
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French authorities will launch a new search in February for the black boxes from Air France flight 447 which crashed in the Atlantic last June. French official is "optimistic" they will find the debris from the crash and solve the mystery.
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In the second phase of the search beginning next week, sonar and diving equipment will be used to scan the ocean floor.
Many wonder how French investigators, who announced their findings Thursday, could arrive at that conclusion when so little evidence has been recovered.
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