A Dark, Stormy Night over the Atlantic – Nightmarish details of AF 447’s inflight break up

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By Miles O’Brien, Jun. 1 2009 – 12:16 pm

It was a dark and stormy night – in a place that is home to the world’s worst thunderstorms. Just as it disappeared, the Airbus A330-203 was flying into a thick band of convective activity that rose to 41,000 feet. This equatorial region is known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone – it is where Northeast and Southeast Trade Winds meet – forcing a lot of warm, moist air upward – which condenses – an efficient thunderstorm producing machine. Continue reading entire article at LINK

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