French investigators ruled Thursday that the 2009 Air France flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing 228 people, was caused by lack of pilot training in surprise situations and faulty equipment. In their final report on the crash, investigators say that airspeed equipment froze and gave pilots false readings. The report blamed the crash on "the crew's failure to diagnose the stall situation and consequently a lack of inputs that would have made it possible to recover from it." Investigators recommended improvements in communication systems, instrumentation, and crew training.
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