Paris, Jun 7: Reports suggest that the Brazilian Air Force has located bodies and wreckage of missing Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean. Atleast two bodies have been recovered so far.
Colonel Jorge Amaral of the Brazilian Air Force confirmed that the search teams had found two male bodies and wreckage including a seat, briefcase, oxygen mask, laptop murder and a ticket stub issued to a passenger from the flight. He added that experts on human remains were travelling to the recovery site to examine the findings.
Sources said that the 228 people on board the aircraft 447 are presumed dead. AF 447 which was travelling from Rio de Janerio, Brazil to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, went missing on Jun 1 over the Atlantic Ocean. The Airbus A330-200 was last heard via radio at 22:30 local time (01:30 UTC) on Jun 1 and vanished from radar approximately 190 miles (306 km) off the Brazilian coast.
The cause of the crash is not yet known. French authorities said that the Flight 447's plane sent 24 error messages shortly before it disappeared. The plane's auto-pilot was also not active. The Air France Flight 447 crash is said to be the world's worst aviation disaster since 2001.