Bodies Found from downed Air France flight AF447

June 7th, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

Air France AF447 Brazilian authorities say they have finally located debris and bodies from Air France flight AF447, went missing over the Atlantic last Monday.

Brazilian Air force spokesman Colonel Jorge Amaral said two bodies and a suitcase containing a ticket for the flight were taken from the water at 0814 Brazilian time (1114 GMT) and experts on human remains are on their way to examine them.

The bodies were found close to an area where a massive air and sea search continues, 650 km (400 miles) northeast of the Fernando de Noronha Islands, an archipelago 355 kilometers (220 miles) off the northeast coast of Brazil.

All 228 passengers and crew on board AF 447 are believed to have been killed when the plane disappeared during an 11-hour flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

Earlier this week the Brazilian defense minister confirmed that debris and a fuel trail from the missing Airbus A300-200 had been found, but further examination showed the items recovered to be refuse from passing ships.

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