While the doomed Air France flight that vanished in 2009 over the Atlantic shares some similarities with the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, this latest case is a far more complex calamity, according ... more 
While the doomed Air France flight that vanished in 2009 over the Atlantic shares some similarities with the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, this latest case is a far more complex calamity, according to the man who headed France’s investigation. With Air France Flight 447, there appeared to be no clues and no solid evidence when it disappeared from radar en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro, said Jean-Paul Troadec, the former director of the French government’s official investigation into the crash. But one crucial difference with the Malaysian Airlines flight is that the Air France plane had sent out automated messages just before it crashed warning of problems aboard the plane. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 failed to give off any indication it was in distress after leaving Kuala Lumpur on its way to Beijing less 
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Tue, Mar 11, 2014 5:30 PM EDT