April 4, 2011

Crash Site Found

Air France flight 447, the A300 jet that crashed into the mid-Atlantic in 2009 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, has been found by robotic submarine. The French language site BEA reports:

The BEA reports that, during search operations conducted at sea in the last twenty-four hours and led by WHOI, the team aboard the ship "Alucia" located several aircraft components. These elements have been identified by investigators as belonging to the BEA A330-203 aircraft, Flight 447. Further information will be communicated later.

A press conference is scheduled for today.