French air force in Dakar intensifies search for debris of missing flight
French air force on Wednesday dispatched a plane equipped with an "airborne warning and control system" (AWACS) to join three other planes in searching for the debris of the passenger plane which went missing on Monday over the Atlantic, Xinhua reported.
Laurent Mathou, a commanding officer from the French Air Base in Dakar, Senegal's capital, told reporters on Wednesday that the weather conditions had improved around Senegalese waters since Tuesday, which can help French air force to search for the wreckage of the missing Air France flight.
He said Dakar is a major base for the search operation and all the pilots carrying out the task are experienced and have good performance records.
Following the location of some wreckage of the crashed plane by the Brazilian Air Force on Tuesday, more debris was found Wednesday on the open Atlantic Ocean.
An Air France Airbus A330 vanished over the Atlantic Ocean early Monday, with 228 people on board, including nine Chinese.