Rio-Paris investigators urge better pilot training

PARIS, July 29 Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:19am EDT

PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - French investigators called on Friday for better pilot training after a report into the crash of an Air France (AIRF.PA) Rio-Paris flight two years ago found the crew ignored stall warnings and standard procedures.

France's BEA authority said pilots failed to discuss the repeated "stall" alarms as their doomed Airbus jet plummeted 38,000 feet and hurtled into the ocean at 200 km (125 miles) per hour, killing all 228 people on board.

The BEA issued 10 new safety recommendations including more training on how to fly aircraft manually at high altitudes. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Daniel Flynn)

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