Talk:Air France jet with 228 on board goes missing

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Short-circuit[edit]

BBC are reporting on their news channel that Air France has announced the plane reported an electrical short-circuit following heavy turbulence. 90.242.146.190 (talk) 11:49, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the update! We are currently seeking sources, shouldn't be too long before we can add that information. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 11:55, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Missing jet reported short-circuit after turbulence via Reuters. 90.242.146.190 (talk) 12:00, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


CNN.com also reports that there was a pressure loss and Reuters now says

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL171108520090601

  • Air France spokesman says plane crashed
  • No news of the 228 people on board
  • Military planes from Brazil, Africa hunt for wreckage

Flight number[edit]

Flight number should be in the title for uniqueness. Never know how many airplanes they can fit down the back of the sofa. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:52, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd rather save the number for updates, but not use it for the first article since it assumes people know the flight. Perhaps move it to Air France jet with 231 on board goes missing? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 11:55, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah! I knew I'd seen 231 somewhere: here's one that uses that figure. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 12:51, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Routes?[edit]

Found some images of the route... 70.29.208.129 (talk) 14:29, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I added the image on the right. Thanks for the suggestion. Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 14:37, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fernando de Noronha[edit]

Orthographic projection centred over Fernando de Noronha.png

There's a map indicating the position of this island available... File:Orthographic projection centred over Fernando de Noronha.png

70.29.208.129 (talk) 14:41, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]





image of plane[edit]

Air France A330-200 F-GZCN cropped.jpg

Perhaps this is a better image to use? File:Air France A330-200 F-GZCN cropped.jpg

70.29.208.129 (talk) 16:04, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changed. Thanks for the suggestion. Tempodivalse [talk] 18:16, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]