Graphic: Air France disappearance

By Reuters Staff
June 1, 2009

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I agree that unless the A330 has a design flaw lightning impact cannot be the culprit. If a design problem exists, it would be possibly because of the lack of coordination between the German and French branches of Airbus, which caused the E-design debacle at th A380.
But a far as I know, the A330 is built totally in France.

Further, the A330 should have a GPS or similar location device, which surly would have an independent power source. Therefore, the total lack of information re. the location of the aircraft is not explainable.

Finally, the statement that the A330 is “state of the art” is obviously not true, as it was designed in the seventies, but how much this fact is relevant here, cannot be assessed at this stage.

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