Monday, June 8, 2009
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A search team from Brazil has recovered a part of the tail section of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic on June 1. The Brazilian armed forces have released pictures of divers near the tail fin, painted with the Air France colours of blue, red, and white.
Meanwhile, France said that it has dispatched a nuclear submarine to search for the airplane's flight data recorders, which could provide information as to how and why the jet crashed.
Sixteen bodies have been recovered from the waters of the ocean last weekend.
Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that "everything was being done [...] so that we can find, if possible, all the bodies, because we know how much it means for a family to receive their lost loved one."
== Related news ==
"24 error messages sent by Flight 447" — Wikinews, June 6, 2009
"Bomb threat delayed an Air France flight to Paris days before Flight 447 crashed" — Wikinews, June 3, 2009
"Wreckage of plane thought to be missing Air France flight found in Atlantic" — Wikinews, June 2, 2009
"Air France jet with 228 on board goes missing" — Wikinews, June 1, 2009
== External links ==
Air France Flight 447
== Sources ==
"Divers recover Air France jet tail" — Al Jazeera, June 8, 2009
"Air France tail section recovered" — BBC News Online, June 8, 2009