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Air France flight vanishes after multiple breakdowns

June 2, 2009

A succession of a dozen technical messages” sent by the aircraft around 0215 GMT showed that “several electrical systems had broken down” which caused a “totally unprecedented situation in the plane,” said Pierre-Henry Gourgeon.

“It is probable that it was shortly after these messages that the impact in the Atlantic came,” he told reporters at Charles de Gaulle airport where the flight was meant to have landed on Monday morning.

Airline officials had earlier said the plane was probably hit by lightning, but Gourgeon declined to make a direct link between weather conditions and the error messages


Former ‘Street’ Child Project Draws Hollywood Attention

June 1, 2009

WHEN he made the journey from Zimbabwe that took him to South Africa through the crocodile-infested Limpopo River five years ago, former street child Tendai Sean Joe did not expect that his fortunes would change so dramatically. After years of scrounging for food in bins near restaurants dotted in the central business district of Harare, […]

Newer not always better

May 21, 2009

  Canon and Nikon have both launched new DSLRs.  May 21, 2009 These two DSLRs are built to a price – and it shows, writes Terry Lane. One of the fastest-growing sections of the digital camera market is the so-called entry-level digital single-lens reflex, and $1600 seems to be some sort of sweet spot in […]