Pilots were forced to abort their landing as they struggled to control the Boeing 777 jet on Tuesday.
In a cockpit recording, pilots can be heard struggling with the plane’s controls while emergency alarms sound.
Alerting air traffic controllers to the crisis, one says: “Wait! Stop, stop!… I’ll call you back! I’ll call you back!”
He later adds, “The plane is going pretty crazy.”
The air traffic controller replies, “I saw on the radar it swayed to the left.”
Air France said it regretted “customer discomfort”.
French flight safety officials described it as a “serious incident” after retrieving data on the aborted landing.
Bureau of Inquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety officials said officials found: “Flight control instability on final, takeoff, hard controls, trajectory oscillations.”
Black boxes with the flight data and the conversations in the cockpit have been recovered and are being analyzed, the office said.
AirLive.net first reported the aborted landing. An Air France spokesman told the website: “The crew of flight AF011 on April 4 from New York JFK to Paris-CDG aborted their landing sequence and performed a go-around due to a technical incident during the approach. The crew mastered the situation and the aircraft landed normally after a second approach.”
Boeing said it was up to French flight safety investigators to look into it and declined to comment further.
Boeing shares fell more than 5 percent in New York yesterday. The stock has lost nearly a third of its value over the past 12 months, valuing the company at $105 billion.
In February last year, Boeing grounded nearly 130 of its 777 planes around the world after a United Airlines plane suffered severe engine failure shortly after taking off from Denver for Hawaii. (© Telegraph Media Group Ltd. 2022)
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