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June 02, 2009

Debris Found In Search For Air France Flight Lost Over Atlantic

It's not much and it's pretty well spread out.

Search teams scouring the Atlantic Ocean for the Air France jet which came down in a storm yesterday have found debris from an aircraft, including a plane seat.

The Brazilian air force said they had discovered the debris and oil and kerosene slick 650km (400 miles) northeast of the Fernando do Noronha archipelago in the area where the jet is thought to have crashed.

It could not immediately be confirmed that the debris was from Air France flight AF 447, which had 228 passengers and crew aboard, said Jorge Amaral, an air force spokesman. He added that officials needed "a piece that might have a serial number, some sort of identification" to be sure that it came from the missing airliner.

Just horrible.

No one seems to be ruling out terrorism but early speculation is focusing on the weather the plane encountered.


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