Investigators find debris from 2009 Air France crash
April 3rd, 2011
05:26 PM ET

Investigators find debris from 2009 Air France crash

French investigators said Sunday that they have found pieces of the Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, killing all 228 people on board.

Air France Flight 447 disappeared after taking off from Rio de Janeiro on its way to Paris.

France's air accident investigation agency, the BEA, said that a team - led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - discovered parts of the aircraft during an underwater search operation conducted within the past 24 hours.

The agency did not immediately say what parts of the jet the team found.

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  1. Super Sal

    30 days? Surely they have batteries that last longer than that by now.

    April 4, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    Good morning, JAZZ–if you're the one I met.
    So much jazz on here: need a Who's Who.
    Never mind: I agree that we really need old-fashioned reporters back. Of course, they would have to learn at least one language.

    April 4, 2011 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. JAZZ

    @ Joey, sorry went out for a walk, had breakfast , now the day is mine. Loved Edward R. Murrow, did a peace on his in college but that was ages ago. I do remember him being instrumental in ww 2 broadcasts and he smoked like a chimney something I gave up a while back , thank God. What are you up to this rainy day in NY?

    April 4, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. JAZZ

    O Ya Ya, I remember some is coming back to me now. but I'm getting that book i have out again. " This is London calling" a signature phase he used while reporting from London in the war.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. burp

    Forget about the past! set your sights and goals on what lies ahead! i can tell you what happened. .it crashed! why did it crash? because its a machine! duh

    April 4, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Meaghanek

      You are an idiot.

      April 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JAZZ

    Yes, some how we think man made things are suppose to last forever. A friend of mine has some trucks and if one of them had faulty breaks or some other unseen mechanical issue , one of his drivers could be seriously injured , that puts a lot of pressure right there on a person. Hats off to him. Having said that though, this is a Airline Co that has millions of dollars at it's disposal, they can afford to NOT screw up where there are thousands of ppl's lives at stake.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mo

    They're still searching for the black box, idiot.

    April 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rob

    The data recorder probably has the same battery as my smartphone has, it would be dead in 2 hours

    April 5, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. yamon

    sorry for being stupid mon and saying stupid tings. hope they find da black box.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
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