Air France passenger plane missing: Reports

June 1st, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Paris, June 1 (Xinhua) A passenger plane belonging to Air France went missing Monday with 215 people on board, media reports said.
The passenger jet, which was bound for Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, lost contact with the control centre shortly after takeoff from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, news agencies reported, quoting a Paris airport spokesperson.

Reports said the plane disappeared from the radar screen over the Atlantic off the Brazilian coast.

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