The final report of the
accident will NOT point out one single responsibility for this accident.
The media and public however, will.
Can anybody say this is the cause of the crash ?
The Weather conditions reported to the crew right before landing were wrong.
The wind speed and windshear detectors were found to be out of service because of the thunderstorm.
ATC reported "calm wind 11 knots, 3/4 face (i.e. headwind)." according to "le Figaro"
However the FDR reveals that it was actually a "cross wind of 23 knots" ...
How did this affect the pilot's decision to land and/or to go-around or not ?
The gully/ravine did not contribute directly to the accident itself, but did contribute to the loss of the aircraft.
The investigation says also that the plane was evacuated in 75 seconds.
The Crew opened only 4 of the 8 doors, the 4 others being inoperative because of the fire. 3 escape slides out of 4 deployed correctly but 2 of them burst just a few seconds afterwards because of debris/pieces of wood next to the plane.
The Captain of flight AF358 will never fly again.
The Co-Pilot, a former AF Flight Attendant, will fly again by the end of this month.
from this link