air france jet disappears of radar in brazil (breaking news)

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PostMon Jun 01, 2009 12:30 pm » by bugmenot


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8076848.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/world ... plane.html
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An Air France passenger jet with 228 people on board is missing after dropping off radar over the Atlantic off the Brazilian coast, a Paris airport official has said.
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"We are very worried," he said. "The plane disappeared from the screens several hours ago.

"It could be a transponder problem, but this kind of fault is very rare and the plane did not land when expected."

Air traffic control lost contact with the Airbus A330 - flight AF 447 - at 6am GMT after it took off from Rio de Janeiro bound for Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

It was due to land in the French capital at 9.10am GMT.

Airport authorities have set up a 'crisis cell' at Charles de Gaulle.

The people on board the jet are 216 passengers and 12 crew


It's almost unthinkable for a western European airline just to go missing like this.
A UK airline safety expert


French radio were reporting that Air France has "lost hope" of finding the missing jet.

The aircraft disappeared about 186 miles (300km) north east of the coastal Brazilian city of Natal and near Fernando de Noronha, he went on.

The flight was scheduled to arrive in Paris at 9.15am GMT, according to the airport.



Fears Mount For Missing Air France Jet
Brazil’s air force are searching the Atlantic Ocean for an Air France jet with 228 people on board that has gone missing.

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The aircraft would have run out of fuel by now, Jean-Louis Borloo, the second most senior figure in France's cabinet, said.

"By now it would be beyond its kerosene reserves so unfortunately we must now envisage the most tragic scenario," he said.

Airline spokeswoman Brigitte Barrand said: "Air France regrets to announce that it is without news from Air France flight 447 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris."

The flight was carrying 216 passengers and 12 crew members.

Brazil's air force said a search was under way near the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
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PostMon Jun 01, 2009 4:20 pm » by bugmenot


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Here's the news report:

Air France Airbus 330 'vanishes' Off Brazil Coast due to electrical short circuit ? - Ufo related?

[b]remember this is not my report


This disturbingly sad news is just in. 220 passengers and crew are feared dead somewhere over the pacific near the Brazil coast line today after Airfrance Airbus A330 flying from Brazil to Paris disappeared. This report got my interest because the way the media and AirFrance are reporting the incident. They are not yet saying the plane has crashed but that the ultra modern & extreemly safe Airbus 330 suddenly 'disappeared' from radar screens due to a electrical "short circuit"... very strange indeed:

Air France said that the aircraft had sent a message reporting an electrical "short circuit" after strong turbulence.The company said the plane had probably been struck by lightning. An Airbus source described the failure as "catastrophic" suggesting a sudden and unexplained systems failure.

What does this mean exactly? Many near misses with Ufos have reported strong EMF interferrance , similiar to an EMF pulse which disables all electrical equipment. .. could this have happened in this circumstance? As you may know the Brazilian coast is a major hot spot for Ufo activity - is this too unrelated to call this any co-incidence? I don't think so....and here's why:

Ufos pose to air security and safety and the coverup surrounding it. In an area like brazil i am not surprised that Ufos are often an issue when it comes to aircraft. Infact, after spending much time in Brazil myself over the last year i even saw a Ufo upon descent from our plane into Argentina. Remember, it was not long ago that the Mexican air force came forward on TV the Ufo topic a few years ago because their similar pressing concerns about passenger air safety issues due to Ufos in their air space ...

This issue has been kept under the wraps time & time again (see reports here here , here & even Air France Ufo reports) - because no government wants to admit that they can't guarantee the security of their own airspace against Ufos - let alone the significant threat it poses to modern passenger aircraft. Its time governments stopped using national security excuse at the expense of the lives of the public - some major air crashes and incidents (although not officially reported as) may be linked to Ufo near misses and its time this is investigated further.[/b]

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PostMon Jun 01, 2009 5:08 pm » by Drextin


Its a strange incident that is for sure. Passenger jets are designed to be struck by lightning and their electronics are shielded very well.


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Modern aircraft, particularly passenger jets, have a number of inbuilt or on-board features to protect them from damage due to lightening strikes.

The first and most useful piece of equipment is called the Pilot. The pilot and a weatherman back on the ground will try and plot a course that means the aircraft will not have to fly through any storm clouds on its journey.

Should an unexpected storm formation actually be encountered, the pilot will often try to climb over it, preventing damage from downward directed lightening altogether.

Should the aircraft find itself in a storm cloud anyway, or below one, it has other features designed to protect it and its occupants. The skin of most modern aircraft is made of aluminium, due to its excellent strength to weight ratio and relative cheapness and ease of manufacture. Aircraft are generally struck at one end, such as the nose, with the lightening exiting through the other, i.e. the tail (this is shown by Gauss' Law). The aluminum skin of the aircraft allows the massive current to be safely conducted through the aircraft without endangering passengers or damaging sensitive electronic components such as the radar systems or flight computers.

Aircraft also use small devices called "Static Wicks" to help protect them from lightening strikes. The static wick is a piece of metal, connected to the aircraft's fuselage by an electrical connection, with one or two needle-like spikes on the end. These act in the same way as lightening conductors, which do not actually conduct the lightening - the sheer current would melt them. Lightening is, as all electricity is, caused by a difference in charge between one point and another. When that difference gets too great, and some air between the points is ionised (has electrons removed from the atoms. This allows the material to conduct electricity), then a lightening bolt is generated, as electrons flow from one point to another to return the difference in charge back to nothing, i.e. 0V (V, Volts, is the measure of the difference of charge between two places). The static wick on the aircraft allows the air and the aircraft to be at the same charge. If the aircraft is positively charged, then the Wick takes electrons from the air (electrons carry a negative charge), and the plane returns to electrical neutral. If the aircraft is negatively charged, the wick conducts excess electrons back to the air, again resulting in electrical neutral. In short, static wicks prevent lightening strikes by allowing the air and the plane to be at the same charge. If the charges are the same, and there is no potential difference (the scientific name for voltage) between the air and aircraft, then it will not be hit by lightening. If for some reason it is though, its aluminum skin will protect it from damage by conducting away the bolt and allowing it to continue to the ground.




What has been done to keep planes safe from lightning?
At any given time there are more than 2,000 thunderstorm throughout the world, producing 100 flashes of lightning per second. Planes can not totally avoid lightning and thunderstorms but due to learning more about severe thunderstorms and how they might affect the safety of those in flight, scientists and engineers have helped developed ways to make flights safer.

Many planes have their outer areas (called skins) made from aluminum. This is a metal that is a very good conductor of electricity. If lightning strikes the plane, most of the lightning current remains on the exterior of the aircraft and flows along the exterior and then away from the plane. Newer airliners are being made of composites which do not conduct electricity as well, but the outer skin is embedded with a layer of conductive fibers designed to carry the lightning currents.

Systems have been designed to help protect all of the computers and instruments that control everything in the airplane. Lightning protection engineers make sure that damaging surges can not reach the equipment inside the aircraft. Shielding, grounding and surge suppressions devices are used to help protect cables, circuits, and equipment. Every piece of equipment that is essential to a safe flight and landing of an aircraft must be tested and certified that it is protected against lightning. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sets the standards and put the regulations in place.

In addition, we now have more sophisticated instruments to help detect lightning and predict weather conditions. Doppler radar is weather radar that measures the direction and speed of a moving object, such as drops of precipitation. This can help those in the airport's flight control centers know where the storms are located. Lightning detection networks have also been developed which can track lightning strikes all over the country using the National Lightning Detection Network. This network uses magnetic sensors and computers to detect when and where lightning strikes. If a supercell (the most dangerous type of thunderstorm) is spotted, pilots and airport personnel are alerted

Even though the passengers and crew may see a lightning flash and hear a noise if lightning strikes their plane, nothing serious should happen because of the lightning protection built into the aircraft. Pilots sometimes report a temporary flickering of cabin lights or some brief interference with their instruments.

Smaller planes are probably struck less frequently by lightning because of their small size and because they often avoid weather that might include severe thunderstorms and lightning. Larger airliners may delay flights to protect passengers and flight crew as well as ground crews that are handling baggage or preparing planes for departure. Once in the air, pilots often fly detours or change altitude to avoid severe storms and the turbulence or lightning.


Thunderstorms can cause crashes in other ways such as heavy rain causing the engines to fail and turbulence. But this plane had a electrical problem so something is weird.

little early in the game to bring out the ufo scenario.
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