Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

At least 7 killed in clashes as Burundi awaits vote results

Read more

FOCUS

Millions affected by Boko Haram's mass violence

Read more

ENCORE!

Winehouse doco traces singer's tragic demise

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'IS group's caliphate is here to stay'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Obama: Peas in guacamole are a no-no

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

It's hot, get over it!

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US, Cuba reach deal to re-open embassies

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Cold, hard cash being made from France's heatwave

Read more

THE DEBATE

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 2)

Read more

France

Latest Air France crash search proves inconclusive

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-04-24

The third and final phase of an international search off the Brazilian coast to find the black box recorders of Air France Rio-Paris flight AF 447 ended Friday with no success. Search crews will return to Brazil early next week.

REUTERS - An international search to locate the black box recorders from an Air France plane that crashed near Brazil last year killing 228 people has so far proved inconclusive, French officials said on Friday.
 
Air France flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris crashed into the sea on June 1, 2009, killing everyone on board.
 
The families of the victims hope the black box recorders from the Airbus A330 plane will be found in order to shed light on the disaster.
 
So far, the search has cost 9 million euros ($12.10 million) and French Transport Minister Dominique Bussereau said on Friday he would ask the country's BEA body -- the authority in charge of investigating air accidents -- to continue its investigation.
 
The BEA plans to issue an update on the situation on May 4.
 
A search last year found several pieces of wreckage and 50 bodies but the black box flight recorders have not been recovered and the causes of the crash remain unexplained.

Date created : 2010-04-24

COMMENT(S)