Air France Flight 447 Plane Broke Apart in Mid-Air: Report
The Air France plane, Flight 447, that crashed June 1st may have broken up in the air before hitting the Atlantic Ocean, according to autopsy reports.
Autopsies conducted on at least 50 bodies recovered from the plane had leg fractures and were found naked, or with minimal clothing, which suggests the wind may have removed the garments. The possibility of fire disintegrating the clothing was ruled out as the bodies showed no sign of burns.
Almost all of the bodies had multiple fractures and no water was found in their lungs which indicates the unlikeliness of drowning. Bodies were also found 85 kilometers apart which also suggests that the Airbus A330 broke up in the air before hitting the ocean.
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A Brazilian medical examiners' spokesman said on Wednesday that autopsies found fractures on an undisclosed of the fifty or so bodies that have been found from the wreck of the plane so far.
"We can say there is a little less uncertainty, so there is a little more optimism," Paul-Lois Arslanian, the leader of the French aviation accident investigation agency BEA, said. However, he added that "it is premature for the time being to say what happened."
Frank Ciacco, a former forensic expert for the United States National Transportation Safety Board said that "typically, if you see intact bodies and multiple fractures — arm, leg, hip fractures — it's a good indicator of a midflight break up. Especially if you're seeing large pieces of aircraft as well."
There have been many speculations to what happened to Air France Flight 447. From bomb threats, pilot error, to an anemometric sensor problem, information are now trickling in as more and more bodies are being discovered from AF flight 447.
The Air France plane that crashed June 1 may have partly broken up in the air before hitting the Atlantic Ocean, O Estado de S. Paulo reported, citing investigators it didn’t identify.