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Air France Jet Carrying 228 Missing Over Atlantic

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Subject Delta    108
Being an airline pilot, I hope they do find some answers.

Do you fly commercial jets?

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NoLiMiT06    69

I think there is some type of cover-up involved here, I mean "Hey we found wreakage!" "Opps sorry it was just sea trash....." :hmmm:

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Growled    3,881

It is all just a bit odd, isn't it?

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webeagle12    948
Being an airline pilot, I hope they do find some answers.

:D mind share more info :p

commercial pilot?

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SuperJediMedia    48

So strange!!

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Damo R.    29,672
This whole deal gets stranger by the minute. If there is no debris it still raises the possibility that the plane hit the water in a single piece

I will wait for news before jumping to any more conclusions, as this one looks like a real head scratcher

Yeah I have to admit it's a real weird one.

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Damo R.    29,672

Bodies believed to have come from the missing Air France plane which vanished over the Atlantic have been found, Brazil's air force says. (BBC)

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Lee G.    236

Bodies 'found' from missing plane

Bodies and debris have been found from the Air France plane which went missing over the Atlantic last Monday, the Brazilian air force has said.

The remains were taken from the water at 0814 Brazilian time (1114 GMT), said spokesman Jorge Amaral.

Experts on human remains are on their way to examine the find.

All 228 passengers and crew on board AF 447 are believed to have been killed when the plane disappeared during its flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

"We confirm the recovery from the water debris and bodies from the Air France plane," Col Amaral said at a news conference in the northern city of Recife.

"We can't give more information without confirming what we have."

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webeagle12    948

2 bodies, ticket found near Air France crash site.

RECIFE, Brazil – Searchers have found two bodies in the Atlantic Ocean near where an Air France jet is believed to have crashed, a Brazilian military official said Saturday.

Air force spokesman Col. Jorge Amaral said searchers also recovered a leather briefcase with an Air France ticket for the flight inside of it.

"It was confirmed with Air France that the ticket number corresponds to a passenger on the flight," he said.

Flight 447 disappeared Sunday with 228 people on board and officials believe there were no survivors.

The two male bodies were recovered Saturday morning about 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of where Air Flight 447 emitted its last signals — roughly 400 miles (640 kilometers) northeast of the Fernando de Noronha islands off Brazil's northern coast.

"At 9:10 a.m., a ship spotted the first body," Amaral said. "The body was recovered and it was confirmed to be male."

The second body was spotted and recovered around 11:30 a.m. (1430 GMT).

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/brazil_plane

RIP :(

Edited by webeagle12

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FloatingFatMan    20,950

Why is "Found" inside single quotation marks? What's the significance of that?

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Lee G.    236
Why is "Found" inside single quotation marks? What's the significance of that?

Yeah, I was trying to work that out too.

The BBC article, since I posted it, has been updated - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8087303.stm

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SuperJediMedia    48

Hmmm...

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FloatingFatMan    20,950
Maybe they weren't sure of the story at first.

Maybe... But when people put words in quote like that, they're usually using the word as a polite way of saying something else...

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hdood    145

The BBC is very cautious about what it writes and uses quotation marks to emphasize that they are quoting someone else rather than stating a verified objective fact. Sometimes it seems offensive, but all that headline actually says is that some official or representative has been quoted as saying bodies have been found.

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webeagle12    948

More bodies, debris found at Air France crash site

Reporting from Paris -- Four more bodies along with debris were found Sunday near where an Air France jetliner with 228 people on board crashed into the Atlantic last week, according to reports from Brazilian and French military officials.

The Brazilian navy found three bodies floating in the ocean early Sunday, and spotted "hundreds" of objects from the June 1 crash, air force Col. Henry Munhoz told reporters.

In Paris, French military spokesman Christophe Prazuck said a French frigate recovered another body as well as several objects 45 miles from where the plane is believed to have crashed en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

Munhoz added there was "no doubt" the remains came from Air France Flight 447, but French officials said no confirmation could be made until an examination of the remains was completed.

On Saturday, Brazilian officials had reported recovering two other bodies, both male.

All 216 passengers and 12 crew members are believed to have perished.

Search boats were sent through unfavorable weather conditions to retrieve other bodies seen by Brazilian aircraft earlier Sunday in the area roughly 400 miles northwest of Brazil's Fernando de Noronha islands.

Dominique Bussereau, France's transportation secretary, said it was too early to determine how the Airbus A330 crashed, based on this weekend's findings.

"Disintegration in mid-flight, a shock or crash with the ocean's surface -- for the moment no indication permits" authorities to narrow down their investigation, he said on RTL radio, adding that even an improbable terrorist attack was still being considered.

Meanwhile, Air France said it was accelerating a recently launched program to replace devices on A330s that measure airspeed. The airline denied that it had not responded to a previous Airbus manufacturer recommendation to replace the devices, called pitot tubes.

"Without making any assumptions as to a possible link with the causes of the accident, Air France speeded up this program [to replace the airspeed detectors] and reminded its pilots of the current instructions issued by the manufacturer to cope with the loss of airspeed data," said a statement issued late Saturday.

French investigators said Saturday that Flight 447 emitted automatic messages indicating an "incoherence" in flight speed readings before the crash.

A malfunctioning airspeed sensor could possibly cause the computer controlling the plane to accelerate or decelerate in a potentially dangerous way, said Bussereau on RTL radio Sunday, while insisting that inconsistent speed readings "can't be the only reason for a crash."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wo...0,1100527.story

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Reimroc    0

Two of the passengers on that flight lived in our Metropolitan area. Real sad, husband and wife.

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SuperJediMedia    48

Is it really supposed to take THIS LONG to solve it?

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Eric    1,605
Two of the passengers on that flight lived in our Metropolitan area. Real sad, husband and wife.

Three passengers were from here, too.

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hdood    145
Is it really supposed to take THIS LONG to solve it?

It crashed into the ocean and most of it is likely sitting at the bottom, thousands of feet down. What are you expecting?

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Damo R.    29,672
Is it really supposed to take THIS LONG to solve it?

Yeah it does take a long time to find the reason and to find as much as they can.

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webeagle12    948
Is it really supposed to take THIS LONG to solve it?

yes it is, that with all major air crashes. Final reports released years after crash.

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vincent    155
Is it really supposed to take THIS LONG to solve it?

:alien:

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Boifido    4
Are there any islands in that area with strange electromagnetic properties...

Haha thats what I said when I first heard about it.

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