johnr:billgates:DjShadow: Without knowing the facts yet it reminds me a lot of that Airbus A330 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean a few years back (flying from Rio to Paris), basically fell from a high altitude.
Really sad, the 777 is still a very safe aircraft
Air France in 2009. It was flying through stormy weather and it was set to Auto Pilot while the pilot was outside the cockpit.
Far more to it than that, The A320 could have flown thru the storm no issues but due to co pilot error the plane lost lift after the pedo tubes gave conflicting INFO about air sped to the co pilot and the captain returned to fly the plane but it was too late to recover
That would be pitot tubes I hope...! I think 'pedo tubes' might be very different things!! ;-)