Brazil ends search for passenger bodies, wreckage of flight AF 447
After 26 days of operations in the Atlantic Ocean, the Brazilian army announced on Friday that they has ended their search for passenger bodies and wreckage of flight AF 447, Xinhua reported.
At a press conference held in Recife, northeastern Brazil, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Munhoz, spokesperson of the Brazilian army, said that no more bodies had been found for nine days and there is no possibility of finding more survivors of the accident.
In total, the Brazilian army found bodies of 51 passengers, of whom 14 have been identified.
Besides, according to Munhoz, more than 600 wrecks -- from structural components of the aircraft to baggages -- were collected during the searches.
An Air France Airbus A330 plane plunged into the Atlantic some 1,200 km off the Brazilian coastline on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1. All 228 people of 32 nationalities on board died.