Search for Air France crash debris called off

June 27: Brazilian authorities ended the search for debris and bodies from Air France A330 Flight 447 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 with the loss of 228 people. Over the 26 day recovery operation, 51 bodies were recovered, but none in the last eight days.

Over 600 pieces of debris have been recovered, but the Flight Data Recorder ‘black boxes’ have still to be found – they have a thirty-day transmitter life and hopes of finding them is fading fast. France has sent the navy nuclear-powered submarine ‘Emeraude’ to the area in a last-ditch effort to locate the recorders.

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