Twenty Four Bodies Found At The Site Of AF Flight 447 Crash Site
On Monday, June 8, search crews have found 8 more bodies of Flight 447 victims, bringing the total number of bodies found to 24. Yesterday, it was erroneously reported that the total number of bodies found was 17. Today, the news emerged that the true number was 16.
The search crews have also recovered a tail section of the plane today.
Search crews have recovered 24 bodies of passengers on the Air France flight that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean eight days ago with 228 people on board, Brazil's military said Monday. They also recovered a large tail section from the jetliner, helping narrow the hunt for "black boxes" that could reveal the disaster's cause.
[UPDATE]: 15 more bodies were recovered in addition to the bodies found yesterday. The total number of bodies of Flight 447 victims stands at 17 so far.
Fifteen more bodies were recovered Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean near the spot where an Air France jet is believed to have crashed a week ago, bringing the total number of bodies found to 17, according to Brazilian military officials.
Today, four more bodies were found near the crash site of Air France Flight 447. Yesterday, it was announced that two male bodies were found at the site of the crash. These were the first two recovered bodies of the victims of Flight 447.
Earlier today, Brazil's navy discovered three bodies near the northeast cost of Brazil. Meanwhile, a French helicopter found another body and more debris nearby. The bodies were recovered about 80 km from the point where last radio signals were emitted from the doomed Flight 447 on June 1. It has been reported that search teams have spotted more bodies in addition to the ones found today in the area. Navy ships are expected to recover these bodies in hours to come.
A lot more plane debris has been found in the area today as well. Navy ships operating in the area are said to be "sailing in a sea of debris."
Four more bodies were found Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean near the spot where an Air France jet is believed to have crashed a week ago, bringing the total number of bodies recovered to six, according to French and Brazilian military officials.
Early in the day, Brazil's navy announced it had recovered three bodies off the northeast coast of Brazil. Later, a spokesman for France's armed forces said a helicopter operating from a French frigate in the area found another body, along with objects that resemble aircraft debris nearby.
Authorities said pilots searching the mid-Atlantic also spotted additional bodies from the air and are sending ships to recover them, Brazilian Navy Capt. Giucemar Tabosa Cardoso said.
The bodies of two men were found yesterday, and more have been sighted amid “hundreds” of aircraft pieces and personal items, Tabosa said. Yesterday, crews searching an area about 849 kilometers from Fernando de Noronha island, 220 miles northeast off Brazilian coast, found a wing fragment, as well as a blue aircraft seat, a leather bag containing an Air France ticket and a backpack with a vaccination card inside.
A frigate involved in the search “is reporting that it was sailing in a sea of debris,” Tabosa told reporters in Recife, the northeastern city where salvage operations are based.