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Search and investigation for air crash continues

2009-06-14 15:17 BJT


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The bodies of 21 more passengers from the Atlantic Ocean crash site of doomed Air France flight 447 have been transported to the Brazilian port city of Recife. The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

The total number of bodies recovered from the main area of the ocean where Brazilian and French search operations were being conducted has reached 50.

Brazilian air force planes and navy ships have been scouring a swathe of the Atlantic about one thousand kilometers northeast of Brazil since the Airbus plane disappeared.

Jose Silvestre, Recife Police Commissioner, said, "We are not working with any French experts. What we are doing is transporting the bodies and the materials that we found with them, from the air base to here."

In this photo released by Brazil's Navy, Brazilian tanker 'Almirante Gastao Motta', right, and French Navy ship 'Mistral' are seen during search operations for victims of the Air France flight 447 in the Atlantic ocean, Saturday, June 13, 2009.(AP Photo/Brazil's Navy)
In this photo released by Brazil's Navy, Brazilian tanker 'Almirante
Gastao Motta', right, and French Navy ship 'Mistral' are seen during
search operations for victims of the Air France flight 447 in the
Atlantic ocean, Saturday, June 13, 2009.(AP Photo/Brazil's Navy)