Airplane near miss: Air France jet nearly crashes into Mount Cameroon in central Africa - TomoNews

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Description: DOUALA, CAMEROON — An Air France jet traveling from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Douala, Cameroon nearly hit central Africa’s tallest mountain on May 2. Flight AF953 changed course and turned north mid-flight to avoid storm clouds that were in its original flightpath. The Boeing 777’s new flightpath directed the plane towards the 4,090-metres-tall Mount Cameroon. Flying at 2,743 metres, the plane ascended sharply to 3,962 metres and narrowly missed the mountain. An initial report by France's BEA air accident agency says that as the plane neared the mountain, the aircraft issued an automated warning that told the pilots to take immediate action. AF953 was carrying 23 passengers, three pilots and 10 crew members. After a preliminary investigation, Air France said crew members acted in accordance with their training. However, all have been taken off flying duties to undergo more training. Air France says that the passengers weren’t aware of what was going on in the cockpit during the flight. The BEA is investigating the near-accident as a ‘serious incident.’ ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: Check out our Android app: Check out our iOS app: Stay connected with us here: Facebook Twitter @tomonewsus Google+ Instagram @tomonewsus
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