Air France flight data recorder memory unit recovered

The flight data recorder from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, officials say.
France’s Bureau of Investigation (BEA) said the memory unit of the device was “in good physical condition”.

French deep-sea robots have resumed searching for the airliner’s cockpit voice recorder.
The Air France Airbus A330 plane went down in the Atlantic on 1 June 2009, killing all 228 people on board.

Vital data still missing

Last week the French search team found the outer casing of the flight data
recorder, but not its memory unit. The crucial unit was located on Sunday and
delivered to a search vessel.

The wreckage was discovered last month after a long search of 10,000 sq km
(3,860 sq miles) of sea floor.

It was found only on a fourth attempt, using robots capable of operating
4,000m (13,120ft) below the ocean’s surface.

The Paris-bound Air France jet went down after running into an intense
high-altitude thunderstorm, four hours following take-off from Rio de Janeiro.

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Antony (South Paris): A young man died after an assault in a bus

TVM BusA man died in Antony (South Paris Area), on the night of Friday to Saturday, following a fight on a bus line TVM

The tragedy occurred on the night of Friday to Saturday near the station RER B La Croix de Berny, Antony (South Paris), there was almost nothing left yesterday morning. Only one placard left by the departmental service of judicial police in the shelter where the buses TVM (Trans Val-de-Marne), RATP towards Saint-Maur Créteil (Val-de-Marne) . At this point, a young man of 24 years succumbed to his injuries on Saturday to 0 h 30, after a violent brawl in a bus. The men of the PJ have plastered a sheet of paper with a phone number to the attention of potential witnesses.

According to preliminary investigation, it appears that a group of four young people are beaten, for some unknown reason, around 23 pm 30 inside one of the coaches TVM. “Four young boys, including the victim, who were in the bus exchanged blows, tells a source close to the case. An exchange of glances or words between the various actors could be the cause of the violence. During the scuffle, a bus window was smashed and a fire extinguisher was used by attackers to strike the victim. ”
Habibou Sow, 24, lives in Montreuil-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis), left the bus a few minutes after the incident, accompanied by two friends. The boy, unknown to police, walked a few meters, Avenue Charles de Gaulle, before collapsing on the floor, his chest covered with blood. Despite the rapid intervention of emergency, died Habibou to 0 h 30. “The victim had a wound in the back of the skull, said Stephen Pelliccia, Deputy Regional Secretary UNSA police union. It was also wounded in the neck with what could be likened to a punch. There was this bus a rampage, incomprehensible and uncontrollable, which resulted in the death of this young man of 24 years. ”

The two friends of the victim were heard by investigators of the PJ in the Hauts-de-Seine. “This bus is regularly used by young people who want to go to the disco Metropolis, Rungis (Val-de-Marne), recounts a close case. The perpetrator or perpetrators of violence resulting in the death of the victim have not been identified. “The evocation of drama surprises users met early yesterday afternoon.
“I’ve never witnessed physical assaults on the bus, shows a lady in waiting for a next start of TVM. However, I have long taken the line every day. Over the past year, I use it only on weekends, but it did not seem to have changed. “The incidents seem rather to locate in the neighboring department of Val de Marne, Thiais in particular. “I’ve attended a few exchanges of insults with young people assembled at Belle Thorn or people who annoyed others by putting the music too loud,” says Barnett, but it never went further. ”
TVM was not bad reputation for safety. “This is not really a rough line,” confirmed a machinist. To follow the trail of the suspects, the police will now use the recordings from CCTV cameras installed on RATP buses.

Exclusive : Imported filipino products now available in Paris !

Today I am proud of myself (hehehe) because I just launched a new website about imported filipino products here in Paris (France).

I built this website  for my best-friend Remedios, a filipina woman settled here in Antony, South Paris area.

The pages are still under construction but there are some items already operating.  Some of the imported products are in EXCLUSIVITY in France. Please have a visit and hope you will enjoy:

OFW T-shirt

French strikes hit airlines, trucking, gas pumps

How are the foreign journalist  showing the “civil war”  in France ?

Click over the 2 pictures bellow:

It is very interesting !

Enjoy !

Deep sea subs will likely find missing Air France 447 black boxes


Fifteen months after an Air France jumbo jet inexplicably dropped out of the sky over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people on board…….

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Lots of new widgets on my blog / Napakaraming bagong widget sa aking blog

My dear friends,
Aking mahal na mga kaibigan at mga bisita,
Mes chers amis,
Meus caros amigos ,

I just put new widgets on my blog !

For example:

  •  Possibility to chat in live on meebo (I’m always online continuously with my   i-Phone)
  •  Possibility of downloading files that I put for you in sharing mode
  • Possibilty to see the geographic origin of my visitors (thank you to all my friends from the Philippines and from America !)
  • Search engines by tags (cloud)
  • Blog sharing possibilities
  • E-mail subcription possibilities
  • …and so on….

Please check and enjoy !

I’am going to Spain (Espanya) tomorrow morning for a 2-days business trip.  I will come back next week-end for more posts.

I will try to put some brazilian (mp3) music like samba and bossa nova. I am working with a website hosting and waiting for registration.

I will miss you my friends !


France considers new search of AF447 black boxes

France considers new search of AF447 black boxes < French news | Expatica France.

It happened last night during the flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris

People flying the route from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Paris are not lucky.

One year after the tragedy that killed 228 people (see my blog) , an another event hit the passengers:

Please read this press article:

One Year Ago: A thought to the victims of AF-447 (Flight Rio de Janeiro –> Paris)

Families honor Air France crash victims a year on
Families mourned in more than a dozen languages and the Air France choir performed Verdi’s Requiem in a ceremony Tuesday honoring the 228 people killed when a Rio de Janeiro-Paris flight crashed into the Atlantic Ocean a year ago.

Robert Soulas was one of about 1,000 relatives attending a ceremony at the Paris Floral Park and the unveiling of a monument to honor the victims of Flight 447 at the French capital’s renowned Pere Lachaise cemetery.

He told The Associated Press that his biggest hope is that the flight recorders are found, and with them answers.

“Our emotion is more intense than ever because we don’t have many answers,” said Soulas, who lost his daughter in the crash.

Transport Minister Dominique Bussereau promised that the investigation into why the plane crashed will continue. He said he will set up a group to meet regularly with families to inform them of progress.

Tuesday’s ceremony was translated into 15 languages, and texts were read by a rabbi, a priest, a pastor, an imam, as well as relatives and Air France personnel.

In the afternoon, flowers were laid at a monument inscribed with 228 birds, representing the victims. A similar memorial was inaugurated last year in Rio de Janeiro.

The flight crashed June 1, 2009 after running into a strong thunderstorm.

A third, euro13 million ($15.8 million) search effort ended last week and failed to find the flight recorders.

Search teams have failed to find the “black box” voice and data recorders. Without those, investigators may never learn why the plane crashed in a remote part of the Atlantic Ocean, in depths of up to 4,000 meters (13,120 feet).

Automatic messages sent by the plane’s computers just before it crashed show it was receiving false air speed readings from airplane sensors known as Pitot tubes. Investigators have insisted that the crash was likely caused by a series of failures and not just the Pitot tubes.

Air France CEO Pierre-Henri Gourgeon and President Jean-Cyril Spinetta were present along with 200 Air France staff.

In Rio de Janeiro, about 80 people — family members, friends, Air France workers and France’s ambassador to Brazil, Yves Saint-Geours — somberly filed into a Catholic church in the Ipanema beachside neighborhood to mark the anniversary of the accident.

“I feel so bad, it was such a tragedy,” said a weeping Ligia Valle, whose niece, Luciana Seba, died in the accident. “Her body was never found. I miss her physical presence so much.”

After the ceremony in the church, family members planned to gather at a memorial in a park overlooking the ocean.

Welcome to my new blog in WordPress !

My dear friends and relatives,

I am begining to blog this evening (tuesday June 23rd 2010)

I will let you know some parts of my life hehehe


I’m Michel A., a french man from Antony (South Paris), France

More details are here by mouse-over my portrait picture

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