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Brazil gives France data from doomed Air France flight

Brazil has handed French investigators documents from the investigation into the Air France disaster that killed 228 people on June 1, the Justice Ministry said.



Brasilia: Brazil has handed French
investigators documents from the investigation into the Air
France disaster that killed 228 people on June 1, the Justice
Ministry said.

Justice secretary Romeu Tuma welcomed a French
delegation including investigating magistrate Sylvie Zimmerman
and handed over documents on boarding, air traffic control and
the state of bodies that were recovered, a ministry spokesman
said yesterday.

Air France Flight 447 was flying from Rio de Janeiro
to Paris during stormy weather when it crashed into a remote
area of the Atlantic, about 1,000 kilometres off Brazil`s
coast.

Just before dropping off radar screens, it had emitted
a series of automatic warning signals indicating systems
failures.

The Airbus A330`s black box flight recorders have not
been found, but French investigators said in a report that the
faulty speed sensors were not the only explanation for the
accident.

Both the European air safety agency and Airbus advised
airlines after the crash -- the worst in Air France`s 75-year
history -- to replace the French pitot tubes in the speed
sensor mechanism used on the doomed jet with a more reliable
US model.

Bureau Report

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