Victims of 2009 Air France crash identified

French aviation authorities say they have identified the remains of nearly 70 percent of the 228 people killed when an Air France jetliner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009.
France's air transport police say that tests conducted last week succeeded in identifying 103 of the victims whose remains were brought up from the crash site in April. Those are in addition to the 50 victims who were found and identified immediately following the crash of Air France 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
In a statement Monday, the police said that only one body recovered in April remains to be identified, and that tests are ongoing that may permit identification in that case within weeks.

Updated : 2021-01-28 20:28 GMT+08:00