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Air France 'not convinced’ speed monitor failure caused crash

world Updated: Jun 11, 2009 16:41 IST
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Air France's managing director said on Thursday he was "not convinced" that faulty speed monitors caused an Airbus jet to crash into the Atlantic, but said the firm would replace them anyway.

Asked by reporters why the company had not been more forthcoming about concerns over Airbus A330's "pitot probes", Pierre-Henri Gourgeon retorted angrily: "Because I'm not sure the probes were the cause of the accident."

Gourgeon insisted it was for the official French accident inquiry to make statements on the loss of AF 447 from Rio to Paris, which plunged into the ocean on June 1 with the loss of all 228 people on board.

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