Monday, 4 April 2011

Air France Airbus

News of flight 447

In the early hours of this morning, Reuters reported –

France says locates wreckage from Atlantic crash
France has discovered what appears to be part of an Air France aircraft that crashed in the Atlantic almost two years ago killing all 228 people on board, accident investigators said on Sunday.
A salvage vessel equipped with unmanned submarines located pieces of an aircraft in the past 24 hours and French experts believe they come from the missing Airbus A330 passenger plane, the BEA accident investigation authority said.
"These pieces have been identified by the BEA safety investigators as parts of commercial airliner Airbus 330-203, AF flight 447," the BEA said in a statement.
Further details will be announced later, it said.

Further details have indeed emerged, at a press conference this afternoon, making this a major international news story around the world – for example, this report from the BBC:

The fate of conductor Rita Szarvas and her companions is of course recognised in Hungary –

Pető Intézet munkatársa, Szarvas Rita (†31) kisfiával, Andrással (†7), párjával, Gallasz Józseffel (†45) és egy ismerősük kisfiával, N. Arnolddal (†10) együtt veszett az Atlanti-óceánba.

Distressing news

French Minister of Environment and Transport, Natalie Kosciusko-Morizet, speaking at this afternoon's Press Conference –

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Blogger Susie Mallett said...


I have noticed that there has been a news update on this this afternoon:

Monday, 4 April 2011 at 20:11:00 BST  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Thank you, Susie. As you will see I have amended this morning's posting to incorporate this, and added a but more. Such a sad business.

Monday, 4 April 2011 at 22:37:00 BST  

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