Brazil ceases hunt for bodies from Air France crash
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Brazil has ceased searching for floating debris and bodies from . The crashed into the 26 days ago, on June 1.
51 bodies from the 228 passengers and crew have been recovered, with most remaining unidentified. 600 pieces of wreckage have also been pulled from the sea. However, thesaid that the chances of finding anything else was slim as it was nine days since the last corpse was found.
French naval vessels, including , are continueing their search for the and . The recorders are due to continue to emit locator beacons until at least July 2.
France's(BEA) is due to release a preliminary report on the same date. Speculation is blaming a failure of the , which serve as speed sensors, but the BEA is warning against early conclusions regarding the cause of the accident, the worst in the airline's history.
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