In June 2009 an Airbus A330-200, Air France flight 447, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean tragically killing 228 people. Now, the final BEA report into the event reveals that the tragedy occurred because the crew ignored the warning alarms in the cabin.
While initial analysis of flight recordings pointed to crew error, subsequent evidence suggested that faulty pitot tubes might have been to blame. Now, the BEA report makes it clear that it was the flight crew at fault. From the report: