Air France has defended the actions of its pilots in the Flight 447 crash on 1 June 2009.A French Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) report laid heavy blame on pilot error for crash. However the airline claims that faulty instruments were to blame for the pilots’ decisions. Air France said in a statement; “The misleading stopping and starting of the stall warning alarm, contradicting the actual state of the aircraft, greatly contributed to the crew’s difficulty in analysing the situation.”During [the emergency], the crew, comprising both First Officers and the Captain, showed an unfailing professional attitude, remaining committed to their task to the very end. Air France pays tribute to the courage and determination they showed in such extreme conditions,” the carrier added.The carrier has embraced the investigation, underlining the need to know whether the technical environment, systems and alarms hindered the crew’s understanding of the situation. It has also supported the safety recommendations emanating from the BEA.