Underwater search teams have located the bodies of some of the victims and more parts of the Air France plane that crashed in 2009 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing all 228 passengers.
Chronology of Air France Flight 447
All times in Paris local time (GMT+2)
00:19, Monday, June 1: Air France flight 447 leaves Rio de Janeiro airport
03:30, Monday, June 1: Last radio contact between plane and Brazilian traffic control
04:00, Monday, June 1: AF 447 enters a zone of heavy turbulence
04:15, Monday, June 1: Plane sends out an automatic message signalling a fault in the aircraft
07:00, Monday, June 1: Air France concludes there are problems with flight 447, but at this stage the pilot still has enough fuel to stay in air
11:15, Monday, June 1: Air France flight 447 scheduled to land in Paris CDG airport. Air France opens crisis centre for relatives and loved ones of people on board
"Bodies were found. They will be recovered and identified," Environment Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet told a news conference with the transport minister and members of the BEA air accident inquiry office.
Date created : 2011-04-04