Air Force Brigadier Ramon Borges Cardoso said to scribes, "It has been verified that the material did not belong to the plane. It is a pallet of wood that is utilized for transport. It is used in planes, but on this flight to Paris, there was no wooden pallet," he added.
He said that oil slicks seen on the ocean were not from the plane, either, and that the quantity of oil exceeded the amount the plane would have carried. "No material from the air plane was picked up," he said.
Searchers on Wednesday, Jun 4 recovered two debris fields and had identified the wreckage, including an air plane seat and an orange float as coming from Flight 447. However the officials said that none of the wreckage recovered is from the missing plane.
Eleven aircraft and five ships are engaged in the search, including air planes from France and the United States.