Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Air France Debris Found

High winds and seas slowing recovery efforts

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil- More debris from Air France flight 447, which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean, was found earlier today by Brazilian pilots.

The pilots spotted a 23-foot chunk of plane and a 12-mile long oil slick from the air above the Atlantic Ocean.

Search vessels from several nations made their way toward the debris located by the pilots. However, high seas and high winds were greatly slowing the recovery effort and delaying the arrival of deep-water submersibles.

Air Force spokesman Col. Jorge Amaral says that rescuers have still failed to find any signs of life from the plane carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

Earlier today, Brazil's O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper published a more complete chronology of the demise of Flight 447, which says it may have broken up thousands of feet in the air as it passed through a violent storm.

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