The BEA was informed of this event by the operator, following the writing of a report by the
captain of this flight. The data and preliminary results from the flight analysis supplied by
Air France and Airbus led the BEA to classify this event as a serious incident.
In accordance with the standards and recommended practices in Annex 13 to the
Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO), the BEA informed the Colombian safety
investigation authority (GRIAA) of this serious incident, Colombia being the State of
Occurrence. The BEA also requested that the GRIAA delegate the investigation to them.
This delegation proposal was accepted by the GRIAA who then designated an accredited
The BEA has produced an animation showing the aeroplane on its path and the main flightinstruments. It is available on the BEA’s Youtube channel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io3Pnla_Tnw