Wreck of Air France plane found off Brazil
The remains of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil more than a year and a half ago have been found in the Atlantic Ocean, airplane manufacturer Airbus told the German Press Agency dpa late Sunday.
The Air France A330 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil in 2009, killing all 228 passengers and crew, dpa reported.
France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis (BEA) in the transport ministry had resumed the search for the remains using underwater robots last week.
It was the fourth attempt to try to locate the wreckage, with investigators particularly anxious to retrieve the two black boxes. The boxes record flight information and cockpit conversations, which could provide vital clues about what caused the crash.
The aircraft crashed into the ocean some 1,500 kilometres north- east of the Brazilian port of Recife while on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
Until now only small scattered pieces of the planes and about 50 bodies have been recovered.