A serious incident took place on Tuesday April 5 on Air France flight AF011 between New York and Paris. Shortly before 10 a.m., the aircraft, a Boeing 777, was about to land at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and was on approach, at an altitude of 370 meters, when the pilots noticed that the aircraft unresponsive and had to go around urgently.

The Bureau of Investigation and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) announced on Wednesday April 6 in a press release to open a safety investigation for “serious incident”.

In an audio document posted on Twitter [to listen to below], we hear the pilots, visibly stressed, interacting with the control tower as well as alarm sounds. The crew regained control of the aircraft and regained altitude. One of the pilots then explains that “the plane did almost anything”. The BEA speaks of ” flight control instability on final, harsh controls and trajectory oscillations”.

Flight  AF011 was able to land normally at 10:15 a.m. on another runway at the airport. The BEA is opening a safety investigation for this incident and is requesting the immobilization of the device and the recovery of the black boxes. The agents of the control tower and the members of the crew will be heard next week, indicates the BEA to franceinfo. Asked, Air France did not wish to answer us.

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