Thursday, 8 December 2011

Second excellent article of the day

This one is long, and very tragic, but so awfully fascinating that you will read to the end with your breath held. It's about the crash of Air France Flight 447, which fell out of the sky into the Atlantic two years ago. No one knew why. The cause remained a mystery and a speculation. Now, they have found the black boxes, and the last minutes of the flight can be pieced together. It is very sad, and very strange. Jeff Wise of Popular Mechanics writes about it absolutely brilliantly here.  It's really worth ten minutes of your day.

It's too awful to give you a photograph of the wreckage, so here is a happier snap by Robert Doisneau:

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