The story

It's been little more than a week since an Air France jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, bringing a horrific end to the lives of the 228 people aboard.

But the mystery surrounding Flight 447 may drag on for a great while.

The Airbus A330-200 is considered an exceptionally safe plane, so why was there no signal from the pilots of a crisis? Planes, particularly sophisticated craft like the Airbus, are built to withstand severe storms like the one Flight 447 is believed to have confronted. Read full article »

CNN's Scott Bronstein contributed to this report.

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