The cause of the Air France plane crash recently has been revealed: (via Daisy Cutter)
Some people on the ground reported seeing a white object near the cockpit as the plane approached the runway at a high speed. Apparently, the captain had opened the cockpit window, and indeed, inhanced photographs show that he was waving a white handkerchief with his left hand as the plane approached. Thus, the plane was even more difficult to control.
The preliminary finding of Air France’s investigation is that the captain was in fact attempting to surrender to the thunderstorm.
(h/t Brutally Honest)