As the 2009 hurricane season opened yesterday, Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330, carrying 216 passengers and 12 crew members disappeared in the ocean where great Atlantic storms were churning.
The Atlantic storms that probably destroyed the airliner were following the path hurricanes take from east to west toward the Americas.
Some debris, evidently from that new aircraft, was found today by searchers.
Scientists have been warning us that storms and hurricanes will grow stronger, larger, and more frequent as the planet's climate changes in response to human endeavours.
Perhaps aircraft companies and the FAA should take that into consideration and steer clear of storms that they used to fly over or through.
UPDATE: Some estimations based on increasing evidence, is that weather was the main player in this disaster.