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June 8th, 2009
05:07 PM ET

Faces of AF 447

A week after the Air France crash, and the daily coverage continues. The sunken wreckage – and the mystery of what brought the plane down – are compelling angles. They’ve tapped into our fears. They’ve also overshadowed those 228 lost souls.

As far as I know, this six minutes of sound aired just once across our networks - on CNN International. It's a reminder of the human pain, behind all the facts and figures.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
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  1. Respect

    Hello all I have noticed that through out CNN broadcast the news reporters fail to acknowledge the respect needed in before pronounciation of ones acquired credentials. For example why is the president refered to as MR. Obama and not president Obama? or Women are refered to as girls instead of miss, or misses. As I looked at larry king ,the two reporters in north Korea were referred to as girls instead of women.I find this very disturbing and disrespectful.

    Sincerely respect

    June 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm |
  2. Charlie Erickson

    It is all so sad; very sad. Not much else to say.


    June 9, 2009 at 8:22 am |
  3. ken777

    I don't think pitot tube icing is the culprit as the temperatures at 35,000 feet are generally too cold for liquid precipitation and subsequent freezing. With the remote possibility of some supercooled water droplets in liquid form, clouds up there are composed of ice crystals and pose no icing hazard.

    I would like to know if any of the recovered bodies wore life jackets. This may tell us how sudden the emergency was and if there was any time to prepare the cabin for a possible ditching. If none of the bodies are wearing life jackets, we can assume the emergency happened very quickly.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  4. Ken

    Is it possible the crew just flew into a Mega storm and the plane was torn apart?

    June 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm |
  5. Ken

    I fly for a living, at 20,000 feet above the earth looking down, the perspective and depth of the recoverey of Air France is mind boggling! Its a REALLY long way down!

    June 10, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  6. fred

    The tragedy is beyond words, though I suppose we fumble along given the limitations of language to express what we feel.

    June 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm |
  7. TOto

    I'm nerver to think, than these sort of person can exist, in big country as U.S. To go fo a walk their sign hitler in group in of street, my god. in what type of wold whatever life today in 2009. All, all with the support of certain media. the anti – semitism can not exist in France, the governement, their back in prison immediately.the governor general of canada, is black. In the big and magnificient country than the canada, anti – semitism, and the racist, are not place in our society.A deputy who to criticize, Holocaust, to resignation and he have pursuit by the police. this group of person are not different than the group in Afghanistan, and the group to pakistan by example, he want all of kill the orthers person. Mr and Mrs Cohen, thank for your message extraordinary, and comforting. Mrs costelo you make good a job and and very good report.

    June 11, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  8. John Babitskas

    Wackenhut bid on the job and did not include the vests. If they did they would have lost the job to a cheaper firm. Equipment is part of the bid. If the museum wanted vests they would make it part of the bid process. Remember, the cheapest secuirty co. gets the job. What is even worse is that it is rebid every two or three years and the guards receive little to no increases bewcause there is always someone who will do it cheaper. I used to be a salesmen for a security co. and I know the process.

    June 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  9. Richard (Dick) Doll

    You asked for comments on ones experience with their local VA Clinic. I have been going to our (Las Cruces,NM) local VA
    outpatient clinic for 3 years & have gotten the greatest care & timely service. I also, go to the VA Hospital at El Paso, TX
    (45 miles from Las Cruces), when need to, & the care there is
    always excellent & very caring for the Veteran. The VA personel (Doctors, nurses & administrative) are very professional in their services to the GI Veteran.

    Richard (Dick) Doll- Las Cruces – USAF Korean Vet.

    June 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  10. Wesley Magda

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