Monday, 1 June 2009

Air France Airbus missing

I am trying to find out as much about the missing Airbus. I first heard about it on Twitter from news sources such as NYtimes, BBC news, The Guardian etc.

Obviously info is still pouring in all the time. It is looking similar to how the news broke about the recent Amsterdam plane crash.

Where is best to follow the details? BBC News 24 on the Television is emphasising that the details are extremely sketchy saying that some of the news sources are unreliable.

As a journalist, or even as an audience, where do you start collecting info? I am following on twitter, BBC News 24 (Television).

For research I have viewed Wikipedia, Searching for Air France and the model of the Airbus A330-200 . The page has been altered on the accidents and incidents section already.

I don't know if this is possible and may have ethical issues but could someone who is interested in the story find info on Twitter?

If a passenger placed an entry which may give insight into what happened? Surely if this has happened could the entry from (what would have been a laptop or mobile) give a traceable location as to where the plane is? Or passengers are?


  1. You pose a very interesting question. Someone has got to know something, surely.

  2. Maybe not with this instance but in other disasters surely something like Twitter could lead to survivors being found? I think it should be looked into.