Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/848...lane-went-downIt has emerged that the pilot of the doomed 2009 Air France flight may have been preoccupied with a woman when the plane went down over the Atlantic Ocean — killing 228 people.
Black box recordings reportedly show that it took Captain Marc Dubois over a minute to make it back to the cockpit after his co-pilots lost control of flight 447 during a severe thunderstorm.
Why he was so slow to arrive has never been determined, but according to ABC News, two sources have come forward saying the 58-year-old was at the time travelling informally with an off-duty Air France flight attendant, Veronique Gaignard.
Dubois was on a break when the plane ran into trouble after entering a tropical storm.
Co-pilots David Robert, 37, and Pierre-Cedric Bonin, 32 desperately called on Dubois when the Airbus A330 began rolling from side to side in the storm.
Bonin was left in control for most of the ensuing decent, while Robert took over one minute from impact.
The flight, which was travelling overnight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on May 31, 2009, stalled and plunged belly-first for three-and-a-half minutes at 195km/h, before crashing into the sea and killing everyone on board.