Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Royal decree on low-cut tops

Read more

DEBATE

Ukraine, The Escalation: No Stopping Putin? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Ukraine, The Escalation: No Stopping Putin?

Read more

FOCUS

Bangladesh: Textile workers' lives still at risk?

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

José Bové, Candidate for the EU Commission presidency, Group of the Greens

Read more

WEB NEWS

NYPD's online campaign backfires

Read more

ENCORE!

Celebrating the Bard's birthday in Britain

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate of the East Asia Program, Stimson Center

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

USA: Executions halted over drugs secrecy

Read more

  • US warns Russia against making ‘expensive mistake’ in Ukraine

    Read more

  • Israel halts Middle East peace talks over Hamas deal

    Read more

  • French policemen accused of raping Canadian woman

    Read more

  • Internet should stay free of government intervention, conference says

    Read more

  • A radio station defends peace and tolerance in CAR

    Read more

  • Echoes of 2pac and Biggie? French rap feud turns violent

    Read more

  • Ferry disaster, nuclear test fears cloud Obama’s South Korea trip

    Read more

  • Fresh clashes in Rio over dancer's death

    Read more

  • US would defend Japan in islands dispute, Obama says

    Read more

  • Platini: PSG in danger over Financial Fair Play rules

    Read more

  • Afghan guard kills US doctors in Kabul hospital attack

    Read more

  • Ségolène Royal denies banning cleavage at French ministry

    Read more

  • Video: Mayor in east Ukraine ready ‘to turn Slaviansk into battlefield’

    Read more

  • New far-right mayor moves to quash Paris region mosque

    Read more

  • Millions of Syrians desperately need aid, says UN

    Read more

  • Muslims in CAR pray for an escape route

    Read more

  • Madrid beat Bayern 1-0 in first leg of Champions League semis

    Read more

  • Britain's ex-PM Blair warns against spread of radical Islam

    Read more

  • Turkish PM offers condolences to descendants of Armenians killed in 1915

    Read more

  • Gay marriage, one year on: ‘French civilisation did not crumble’

    Read more

Europe

More remains recovered from Air France 447

©

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-05-31

The remains of 75 people have been recovered in the past few weeks from the wreckage of the Air France Rio-Paris flight that crashed into the Atlantic in June 2009, killing all 228 people on board. A total of 127 bodies have so far been found.

The remains of 75 victims of the Air France Flight 447 crash have been recovered since early May, according to the French support group representing the victims' families. Robert Soulas, the group’s vice president, said the bodies had not yet been identified.

In early May, the French judges overseeing the case stated in a letter that bodies considered too far damaged would not be brought up to the surface.

However, the president of the group representing the Brazilian victims' families, Nelson Marinho, told the daily O Globo that he was “certain that all bodies will be raised,” so that families could “finally be able to bury our dead.”

In all, 127 bodies have been recovered since the airplane crashed into the mid-Atlantic on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people on board. The plane ran into trouble on its way to Paris, around two hours after it took off from Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport.

The wreckage was located in March, nearly two years after the accident, during a fourth search operation. The two black box recorders were also identified and recovered.

On Friday, French investigators revealed the first findings from the analysis of the flight recorders. A full report on the crash is not expected until next year.

Since March, the aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Air France have been under investigation in connection with the tragic accident.

 

Date created : 2011-05-31

  • AVIATION

    Report details final minutes of doomed Rio-Paris flight

    Read more

  • AVIATION

    French authorities to reveal details of Rio-Paris crash

    Read more

  • AVIATION

    Black boxes point to pilot error in Rio-Paris crash, report says

    Read more

Comments

COMMENT(S)