June 9th, 2009
04:33 PM ET

Bodies of Air France victims returned to land

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/americas/06/09/brazil.plane.crash/art.body.afp.gi.jpg caption="Brazilian military personnel on Tuesday carry the remains of one of the passengers of the Air France crash."]

Fernando De Noronha

The first bodies to be recovered from the crash of Air France 447 returned to land Tuesday, as helicopters landed on the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, according to a CNN reporter on the scene.

Two Brazilian helicopters, each able to carry up to eight bodies, took off earlier to rendezvous with the Brazilian Navy ship carrying the recovered bodies.

Meanwhile, four more bodies were recovered Tuesday, according to the Brazilian air force, bringing the total to 28.

Air France 447 crashed in the Atlantic Ocean last week en route from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Paris, France, with 228 passengers and crew on board. It was the deadliest plane crash ever for Air France.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Airline Safety
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Jake

    Why is there no comment on the condition of the plane and any signigicant clue on what happened to the plane from observation on the state of the bodies?

    June 9, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  2. Curtney, Stockton CA

    Lets keep the families of the victims in our hearts and minds. Take a moment of silence.

    June 9, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  3. Isabel, Brazil

    The pictures of soldiers bringing the first bodies of victims of Flight 447 are so strong and impressive!

    June 9, 2009 at 4:58 pm |