DEBRIS FOUND NOT FROM AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447
News reports just updated with information that the Brazilian Air Force announced that the debris found earlier this week in the Atlantic Ocean was not actually from the missing Air France Flight 447. On Tuesday, debris and oil slicks were found in an area of the Atlantic Ocean that the plane would have flown over. Brig. Ramon Borges Cardoso told reporters that the oil slicks found could not have been from the plane because the quantity of oil found was more than the plane was holding. Additionally, the debris, including wooden pallets and air plane seats, was also identified as not being from Flight 447.
This announcement sends investigators back to square one in discovering what actually happened to Flight 447. As mentioned previously in the blog, the crew of Flight 447 did not make any communications indicating that there were any problems with the plane at any time before the plane just disappeared off of radar, only 3 hours into the 11 hour flight. Officials say that foul play has not been ruled out. There were 228 people on the flight, including 3 from the United States. A public interfaith service was held for the passengers and crew early Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.
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