Air France Flight 447: Number of Bodies Recovered Now at 49
According to the most recent reports from Brazilian Navy, the total number of bodies recovered from Air France Flight 447 crash site now stands at 49. Air France Flight 447 went down on June 1 in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with 216 passengers and 12 crew members on board. Everyone on board was presumed dead. No recovered bodies have been identified yet.
Six more bodies had been picked up at sea by the French navy ship Mistral, Brazilian military spokesman general Ramon Cardoso said at a press conference in Recife.
The Brazilian side had revised the number of recovered corpses from previously declared 44 to 43 before the new findings.
Meanwhile, no progress was made on forensic analysis in Recife, as none of the bodies sent there has been identified so far. The identification work might stretch for two months, said French ambassador to Brazil Pierre-Jean Vandoorne.
See Flight 447 passenger list here.