Brazilians top Air France AF447 passenger list

June 2nd, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

Air France AF447 Air France has a released a list of the nationalities of those aboard flight AF447 which disappeared about 300km northeast of the coastal Brazilian city of Natal, near the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, at 0220 GMT (11.20pm BET).

Brazilian and French passengers top the list for most number of passengers onboard the missing aircraft.

The plane, an Airbus A330-200 with 216 passengers and 12 crew onboard departed Rio de Janiero at 7pm local time (10pm GMT) and was due to arrive at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle 2 airport at 11.15am local Paris time (0915 GMT).

A crisis center has being set up at Charles de Gaulle where the plane had been due to land at 11.15am local Paris time (0915 GMT).

A massive air search of the coast of Brazil has so far failed to find any trace of the plane.

Brazilian: 80
French: 76
German: 18
Italian: 9
US: 6
Chinese: 5
Hungarian: 4
Spanish: 2
UK: 2
Morocco: 2
Ireland: 2
Angola: 1
Argentina: 1
Austria: 1
Belgium: 1
Iceland: 1
Philippines: 1
Norway: 1
Poland: 1
Romania: 1
Russia: 1
Slovakia: 1
Sweden: 1
Turkey: 1

7 of these are children and 1 baby

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