Air France pilots may have slowed jet too much during storms:

06/4/2009 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

The fact that Airbus is reminding crews of its A330 jets to maintain adequate thrust from engines when flying through storms indicates that the Air France jet that crashed over the Atlantic, killing 228 this week, may have stalled as a result of pilots slowing the aircraft down too much when flying over storms, experts say. Slowing an airplane down too much could result in a high-altitude aerodynamic stall and would explain why the plane may have fallen apart at altitude.

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