Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | June 2, 2009

Airbus A330 Goes Missing Over The Atlantic

Air France

As a former flight attendant of 5 major US carriers and an avid over seas traveler, my heart goes out to the families of the missing Airbus A330 which was being flown from Rio de Janeiro back to Paris, France (2 beautiful cities by the way). I can only imagine going to the airport and finding out that your loved one is NOT coming home. Further more, I can only imagine being a working crew member stranded on such a plan perhaps stuck in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean somewhere. Its just a tragedy any way you look at it.

The jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that disappeared overnight as it entered an area of strong turbulence probably crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, the CEO of Air France said Monday.

The missing A330 last underwent a maintenance check on April 16, the airline said.

CNN air travel expert Richard Quest said the twin-engine plane, a stalwart of transatlantic routes, had an impeccable safety record, with only one fatal incident involving a training flight in 1994.

“It has very good range and is extremely popular with airlines because of its versatility,” he said.

Its crew was composed of three pilots and nine cabin crew members, including a captain who has logged 11,000 hours in flight. About 1,700 of those hours were on the A330 and A340. Of the two co-pilots, one has 3,000 hours of flying experience and the other 6,600 hours. The aircraft has flown 18,870 hours.

The model is “capable of communicating in several different ways over quite long distances even if they are out of radar coverage,” said Kieran Daly of the online aviation news service Air Transport Intelligence.

The French Accident Investigation Bureau for civil aviation is investigating, the company said in a statement.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

I Comfort You With Those Words In Jesus Name


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