The FAA agreed with Sabri's general point. The instruments were giving bad information. If the co-pilot had reverted to the basics of flight and set thrust and pitch to normal levels then flight 447 would not have crashed. Instead the co-pilot followed the computers instructions ...kept pulling back and trying to climb. By the time the Pilot figured out what the co-pilot was doing it was too late.
Here are the final words from flight 447's black box:
02:13:40 (Co-pilot1) Mais je suis Ã fond Ã cabrer depuis tout Ã l'heure!
At last, Co-pilot1 tells the others the crucial fact whose import he has so grievously failed to understand himself. (But I've had the stick back the whole time!)
02:13:42 (Captain) Non, non, non... Ne remonte pas... non, non.
(No, no, no... Don't climb... no, no.)
02:13:43 (Robert) Alors descends... Alors, donne-moi les commandes... Ã moi les commandes!
(Descend, then... Give me the controls... Give me the controls!)
Bonin yields the controls, and Robert finally puts the nose down. The plane begins to regain speed. But it is still descending at a precipitous angle. As they near 2000 feet, the aircraft's sensors detect the fast-approaching surface and trigger a new alarm. There is no time left to build up speed by pushing the plane's nose forward into a dive. At any rate, without warning his colleagues, Bonin once again takes back the controls and pulls his side stick all the way back.
02:14:23 (Robert) Putain, on va taper... C'est pas vrai!
(Damn it, we're going to crash... This isn't true!)