Interim report: Air France flight hit the water vertically

The Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses has put out an interim report on the Air France 447 crash. There are a number of interesting illustrations and findings, including that deformations on structural parts indicate the plane hit the water in tact. Here is a link to the report:

http://www.avweb.com/pdf/f-cp090601e1.en.pdf

AvWeb also did a newsletter item on the report:

http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/1409-full.html#200673

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