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Until we come up with a Air France A330 picture, why not use a picture of a Air France jet at least?217.14.8.121 (talk) 10:48, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Because it the image added was a Boeing plane. The one missing is an Airbus. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 10:50, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Agreed, there is no real similarity. I'm trying to track down an A330 from Air France; failing that we could use an A330 of another company. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 10:52, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I have found this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phinalanji/1766079788/ 62.6.163.93 (talk) 11:26, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunatly, that picture has a license that forbids derivative work - something we ideally need. I may contact the uploader to get a better license for future use, but for now all we got is that one I've just added. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 11:50, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Well, we can always ask the user if he would be willing to release that photo under a free license. --Ixfd64 (talk) 17:06, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know if that guy in particular has been asked, but I know a number of requests for pictures to be released freely have gone out - including for a number of pictures of the actual aircraft involved. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:10, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Fly-by-wire[edit]

I'm gonna say it: It looks like much of the industry's worst fears over fly-by-wire have been realised today. New aircraft (three years), electrical problems then crash... There are other possibilities, but it looks horribly like the electrical failure wiped out the fly-by-wire, with the result being that the plane was uncontrollable. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 12:12, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I watched the story break on HLN, they mentioned that there is a manual backup system that allows for controlling the aircraft in the event of Fly-by-Wire failure. -Eric 00:16, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Dear Unknown,

 I think the plane might have crash landed and are stuck somewhere 

in the island Cape Verde (near to Mauritania) and are stuck with no network or services to call for help.Perhaps some are killed and most are injured.Planes from France and Brazil and other countires as well from Africa must help search for the lost people as soon as possible as they may lose their lives.


Thank you, Mayda Alkhaldi Jeddah,Saudi Arabia

Hijacking ruled out?[edit]

What basis do the French have for ruling out some sort of hijacking? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.6.163.93 (talk) 04:23, 2 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

more than a nightmare[edit]

This is one of the worst accidents I have ever heard of. Having survivors would be a real miracle. This could be their fate but it is awful. I wish I didn't watch TV or read the news on the internet. My warm condolence to all their families and friends. May God have Mercy on them.

Etaf from Jordan