Bodies of Air France plane crash victims’ found

June 7th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI  

San Paulo (Brazil)/Paris, June 7 (ANI): The bodies of two men from the Air France plane that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil have been found by search teams.”We confirm the recovery from the water of debris and bodies from the Air France plane,” Sky News quoted Brazilian air force spokesman Colonel Jorge Amaral, as saying.

The Airbus jet, with 228 people on board, disappeared early last Monday as it made its way from Rio de Janiero, heading to Paris.

Investigators have been covering an area of several hundred square miles in the Atlantic.

Earlier, it was revealed the airliner sent out 24 automatic error messages in its final moments as its systems broke down one by one.

The head of the French agency probing the tragedy said signals from the jet before it disappeared showed its autopilot was not on.

Plane manufacturer Airbus said an investigation found Air France Flight 447 had inconsistent readings from different instruments as it struggled in a massive thunderstorm.

A French nuclear submarine was on its way to the search zone, 600 miles off Brazil’s north-east coast, to help look for the flight’s black boxes.

Two more Brazilian navy vessels were set to join three others already in the area.

Some 12 Brazilian and French aircraft were also flying over the zone. (ANI)

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