The manufacturer of the Air France plane that went down in the Atlantic
Ocean Monday is advising pilots to follow standard procedures if they
suspect indicators are faulty.
Airbus issued the advisory after
air safety investigators said equipment that sent out automatic
messages from the Air France jet that crashed showed inconsistencies in
the plane's speed.
Airbus said Friday that it had sent the
notices to all of its pilots, not just those who fly the Airbus 330 -
the model that crashed Monday.
Meanwhile, rescue officials said Thursday that debris thought to be from the wreckage of an Air France jet is instead trash.
Air Force Brigadier Ramon Cardoso told reporters that so far nothing
from the plane has been recovered, but search teams are continuing to
scour the waters off the northeast coast of Brazil, where other debris
has been spotted.
Flight 447 was flying to Paris from Rio de
Janeiro Monday with 228 people on board. Investigators still do not
know what caused the crash.
Officials are reportedly looking
into whether the jetliner was flying at an incorrect speed, while
navigating fierce tropical storms.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.