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Brazil identifies last body in Air France crash

Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 00:20

Sao Paulo: Brazilian authorities say they
have used DNA to identify the last body found from the Air
France jet crash in the mid-Atlantic that killed 228 people.

Officials say the 50th body recovered was that of a
non-Brazilian man, but they have not revealed his nationality
or his identity.
The government task force identifying the remains said in
a statement yesterday that there were 20 Brazilians and 30
people of other nationalities among the bodies recovered.

Air France Flight 447 crashed June 1 into the Atlantic en
route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

French investigators have focused on the possibility the
jet`s airspeed sensors iced over, sending false information to
computers as the plane ran into a thunderstorm.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 00:20
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