Two male bodies found from Air France Flight 447
Two male bodies have been found from crashed Air France flight 447 that vanished over the Atlantic Ocean on June 1.
A ship that was in the region has located two bodies, a seat, luggage, and some debris from the flight. One of the pieces is a briefcase said to be containing an Air France ticket.
Recovery has taken place of these items and the search continues for other bodies and wreckage.
"We confirm the recovery from the water of debris and bodies from the Air France plane," said Brazilian air force spokesman Colonel Jorge Amaral.
The two bodies are male:
The Brazilian military said search crews scanning the Atlantic Ocean located two male bodies of passengers aboard Flight 447 — which crashed midway through a trip from Rio de Janeiro to Paris before dawn Monday morning.
A few more details are starting to emerge about the items that were found in the water.
"It was confirmed with Air France that the ticket number corresponds to a passenger on the flight," Col Amaral said.
A blue seat was also found, and Air France is checking the serial number to see whether it came from the flight.
The remains were picked up some 800km (500 miles) north-east of the islands of Fernando de Noronha, off Brazil's northern coast.