Popular Science had an article last year about the Air France 447 which vanished over the Atlantic two years ago. What was great about the article was the blow-by-blow commentary by a pilot & writer based on the info from the Flight Data Recorder. What it really gets down to is the state of chaos in the cockpit, a questionable break by the senior most pilot & letting the plane been piloted by an inexperienced(by comparison) candidate. All 228 passengers on-board perished almost instantly!
The Telegraph has also published an article this past week based on the crash & questioned the design of the Airbus instruments themselves, pretty good read too!