Autopsies suggest Air France plane broke up in air

June 18th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Paris, June 18 (ANI): Multiple fractures on the bodies of victims of the Air France disaster suggest the plane broke up in the mid-air, post mortem results have revealed. In the latest sign that Flight 447 was no longer intact when it plunged into the Atlantic, medical examiners said the bodies had multiple fractures of legs, hips and arms. According to The Telegraph, such injuries could mean the plane broke apart in air.

The paper quoted forensic experts as saying that bodies and debris would be severely fragmented if the jet crashed intact.

The theory that the plane broke up in the air is also supported by the location of victims’ bodies found more than 50 miles apart.

However, experts have all but ruled out a mid-air explosion as the bodies reportedly show no signs of burns.

Air crash investigators yesterday said there were “getting closer” to understanding what brought down the Airbus A330 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 people on board, but they urged relatives to have “a lot of patience”. (ANI)

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