The loss of Air France Flight 447 is one of the biggest aviation mysteries of all time. On May 31st 2009, 228 passengers and crew from 32 different countries boarded Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris but within hours, they would all be dead.
It has remained a mystery to how the Airbus 330, one of the world's most technologically advanced planes, had just dropped out of the sky and plummeted into the ocean, killing all on board. Two years after the accident, following a painstaking search, the plane's black box recorders were found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Miraculously, they had remained intact, preserving an extraordinary record of the conversations that took place between the pilots as a routine flight turned into disaster.
This documentary reveals what really happened on board this doomed airliner. Based around the black box recordings, Fatal Flight 447: Chaos in the Cockpit features aviation experts, industry insiders and bereaved relatives to unlock the truth about one of the most infamous flights in aviation history, whilst asking what lessons have been learnt from the disaster.