Bodies recovered from missing Air France flight

June 6, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Brazilian authorities say they have located debris and bodies from Air France flight AF447, which went missing over the Atlantic last Monday presumably killing the 228 passengers and crew on board. Brazilian Air force spokesman Colonel Jorge Amaral said two male bodies of passengers were found.  Unlike previous reports of spotted debris that turned out not to be from the doomed flight this time a suitcase was recovered as well containing a ticket with a number corresponding to one of the passengers on the flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

Amaral said the bodies were recovered Saturday morning and were picked up roughly 400 miles northeast of the Fernando de Noronha islands off Brazil’s northern coast. A blue seat and a backpack with a computer inside was also found. officials are still not sure what triggered the plane’s problems, but it was flying through an area of thunder storms and turbulence. The plane sent 24 error messages minutes before crashing, but finding the flight data recorder should offer more information if it can be found. Earlier Saturday, the French accident investigation agency said that Air France had ignored a recommendation to change airspeed-detecting instruments on Flight 447. France’s BEA theorized that the doomed plane received inconsistent airspeed readings by different instruments as it struggled through a massive thunderstorm, possibly because precipitation had clogged sensors known as Pitot tubes. The US is sending specialized listening equipment, while the French are sending a submarine to join in the search to help locate the airliner’s flight data recorders.

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