The Air France plane was headed to Paris from Rio de Janeiro on June 1, 2009, when it hit a heavy thunderstorm and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil, killing all 228 passengers and crew members.
Brazilian Navy sailors recover debris from the missing Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean on June 8, 2009.
Air France Flight 447 was the last passenger jet to disappear in a deadly and mysterious crash before the Malaysia Airlines tragedy.
The Air France plane was en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro on June 1, 2009, when it hit a heavy thunderstorm and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil, carrying all 228 passengers and crew members to their deaths.
One of the two flight recorders of the Air France Flight 447 is displayed to reporters during a press conference at the French investigators' headquarters in Le Bourget, near Paris, on May 12, 2011.
It took days for searchers to spot wreckage from the aircraft floating 600 miles from land, and it took more than two years for investigators to learn what happened and why.
Divers retrieved the jet’s black boxes from the sea bottom in 2011.
Electrical problems contributed to the disaster, and the plane’s three pilots struggled to control their aircraft after its autopilot function stopped working, investigators found.