Human error evident for Rafale crash: French Defense Minister 2009-11-27 05:47:43   Print

    PARIS, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- French Defense Minister Herve Morin said Thursday the crash of two Rafale jets in September was "very certain" due to "human error."

    "It's evident.. It's very probable, very certain to be a human error," Morin said when visiting the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.

    Morin added that the investigation of the accident has completed, but didn't elaborate on what the human error was.

    Two Rafale jets, French armed forces' most advanced innovations, plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on the way back to their aircraft carrier after a test flight on Sept. 24.

    One pilot survived from in time ejection, while the other was found dead confined within the sunken plane on a slope 700 meters beneath water.

    Two recorders have been recovered by last week and both have been sent to France's Bureau of Accidents Enquiring and Analysis (BEAD) for further investigation.




Editor: Mu Xuequan
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