The crash of Air France flight 447 (2021)

Air France flight 447 disappeared in 2009, leaving investigators puzzled as to what could have caused the crash of a modern passenger jet with no distress call. Two years later, the black boxes were found and revealed a story that was both prosaic and inexplicable. The pilots had been thrown into a state of panic due to a brief interruption in their airspeed indications, causing them to make misguided control inputs that sent the plane plummeting towards the ocean. The lessons learned from this tragedy are crucial as the line between man and machine becomes blurred.

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