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The pilot of Flight 974, along with his copilot and a passenger, have seen an "intense white flash" that "followed a vertical direction and was shatered into 6 parts"
However, this plane was 7°N 49°W while the French plane was probably 0°N 30°W (= several hundred miles away)
7s7 Monde - Un pilote témoigne avoir vu un "éclat intense" (876161)
The most probable hypothesis is that the pilot lost the control of his plane because of fast winds and out-of-order electronic systems (there have been six automatic alerts between 2h10 and 2h14 GMT), possibly due to a lightning
Updated news on this subject...
BBC NEWS | Americas | Debris 'not from Air France jet'
Debris recovered from the Atlantic by Brazilian search teams does not come from a lost Air France jet, a Brazilian air force official has said.
Brig Ramon Borges Cardoso contradicted earlier reports that debris had been found, saying "no material from the plane has been recovered".
A wooden cargo pallet was taken from the sea, but the Airbus A330 had no wooden pallets on board.
Le Figaro - France : Vol 447: des corps et des débris de l'Airbus retrouvés
the brazilian navy has found 2 corpses
Depending on ocean depth where the plane went down, it may be virtually impossible to recover the flight's black box. From what I have read, it seems the plane auto-transmitted numerous different critical alerts to Air France in a very short span of time. This would be consistent with a catastrophic lightening strike.
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