On April 5th, 2022, an Air France Boeing 777 on approach to Paris’ Charles DeGaulle airport encountered serious flight control difficulties.
The fate of all 192 people on board rested on the pilots’ ability to regain control of their apparently deranged aircraft. The ordeal was transmitted to ATC over the radio as alarms blared in the cockpit, and the plane rocked from side to side.
How did the pilots get into this situation? And, more importantly, how would they get out of it?