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New search begins for AF447 wreckage in Brazil

New search begins for AF447 wreckage in Brazil

French officials say a fourth search for the wreckage of an Air France jet that crashed off Brazil's coast two years ago has begun.
The June 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 killed all 228 people on board.
The jet went down as it hit a high-altitude thunderstorm while en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro.
Investigators are searching for the jet's data-filled "black boxes" to determine what caused the crash.
A Wednesday posting on the website of the French accident investigation agency overseeing the search says a boat carrying three underwater robots left a port in the northeastern city of Recife late the night before.
The robots will search a large area hundreds of miles (kilometers) off Brazil's coast.


Updated : 2021-03-01 17:12 GMT+08:00