11 victims of Air France crash identified

June 22nd, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Sao Paolo, June 22 (DPA) Brazilian authorities have identified 11 victims, three weeks after an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed on its way to France, a news report said.
The forensics department in the port town Recife identified 10 Brazilians, among them five women, and one foreigner, whose bodies were among the 50 recovered after the Airbus A330 crashed June 1 off Brazil’s coast.

The victims could be identified by their fingerprints and dental records, the O Globo newspaper reported.

The plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. The wreckage is believed to be in a depth of 1,000 to 4,600 metre in mountainous terrain. The plane’s black boxes, which are important to determine the cause of the crash, have not been recovered yet.

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