Operated by Air France
Flight AF 447 Rio de Janeiro – Paris
This document has been prepared on the basis of the initial information gathered during the investigation, without any analysis and – given the continuing absence of wreckage, the flight recorders, radar tracks and direct testimony – without any description of the circumstances of the accident. Some of the points covered may evolve with time. Nothing in
the presentation of this interim report or in the points that are raised therein should be interpreted as an indication of the orientation or conclusions of the investigation.
In accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, with EC directive 94/56 and with the French Civil Aviation Code, the investigation is not conducted in such a way as to apportion blame or to assess individual or collective responsibility. The sole objective is to draw lessons from this occurrence which may help to prevent future accidents or incidents. Continue reading