June 2nd, 2009
04:48 PM ET

Map: Ships head for area where airplane debris spotted


Three commercial ships were expected to arrive Tuesday at an Atlantic Ocean debris field that may be connected to an Air France jet that disappeared Monday with 228 people on board, Brazilian aviation officials said.

Earlier Tuesday, searchers found an airplane seat, an orange life vest, small white fragments, an oil drum and signs of oil and kerosene about 700 kilometers (435 miles) northeast of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazilian Air Force spokesman Jorge Amaral said.

There was not enough material to officially say it is wreckage from Flight 447, Amaral said.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Airline Safety
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. M. J. Salem

    It is a fact that a plane flying 3 hours into an 11 hour flight is flying so high above the clouds that there can be absolutely no doubt that lighting has no affect on the plane. This is a very obvious fact to all pilots, regular passengers and engineers. Yet, officials immediately concluded that it was lighting and the news media allowed them to make such a ridiculous allegation without any questioning.
    At such a high altitude, planes are very safe from the outside environment; all they have to worry about is the plane’s structure and inside of the plane. Could it be that the cause of the crash was a bomb placed in the cargo area, which was timed to go off in 3 hours?
    Your non-carry on luggage is placed below the plane in the cargo area. The luggage in this area is not inspected visually and it does not pass through any bomb detecting machines. The reason for this is: delay and too high of a cost to the airline industry.
    Could these officials, who immediately concluded that it was lighting, be attempting to cover up the matter to save money for the airline industry? And could the news media be helping them do this?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  2. Isabel, Brazil

    People are scared with the possibility of having flying.

    My English teacher said that she only flies from now on, if she take a "controlled substances" and to sleep the whole trip, thus she gets up on destination or in the sky. 🙂

    June 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  3. Isabel, Brazil

    There were a couple of Swedes who always travel separately, each with a child due to fear of an aircraft accident. The mother and oldest son were on flight 447. The father and youngest son traveled before ... Destination, premonition, I don't know what could explain this, but it is very sad.

    June 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  4. Isabel, Brazil

    This is a tragedy that will affect more than 30 different nationalities, a pain for many families.

    June 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm |