- Title: FILE: Air France crash search to continue in mid-March
- Date: 18th February 2010
- Summary: FERNANDO DE NORONHA, BRAZIL (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (FILE - JUNE 09, 2009) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF AIR FORCE HELICOPTER LANDING WITH VICTIMS OF AIR FRANCE CRASH VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS REMOVING BODIES FROM HELICOPTER VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS CARRYING BODIES TO TEMPORARY MORGUE RECIFE, BRAZIL (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (FILE - JUNE 19, 2009) (REUTERS) FRIGATE ARRIVING IN RECIFE PORT VESSEL DOCKING IN RECIFE VARIOUS OF CRANE LIFTING LARGE PIECE OF DEBRIS FROM THE VESSEL FRENCH INVESTIGATORS LOOKING AT THE DEBRIS CRANE LIFTING MORE DEBRIS FROM THE VESSEL, PUTTING DEBRIS ON TRUCK
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- Duration: 00:01:04
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Story Text: An international search to locate the wreckage from an Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic last year killing 228 people will resume in mid-March, French officials said Wednesday (February 17).
Two ships from the United States and Norway will conduct the search for at least one month off the coast of Brazil with three underwater drones and two robots, according to the BEA, the authority in charge of investigating air accidents.
Air France flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris crashed into the sea on June 1, 2009, killing all on board.
Renewed efforts to find the wreckage would probably be the last chance to find out what lay behind the accident, said BEA head Jean-Paul Troadec.
A search last year found several pieces of wreckage and 50 bodies but the black box flight recorders, which could help explain the disaster, have not been recovered and the causes of the crash remain unexplained.
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