Search for bodies has ended

Brazilian officials announce the end of their search for the passengers of Air France

The Brazilian military announced that it has ended its search for bodies from the Air France jet that crashed almost a month ago. Airbus 330 was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris when it plunged into the Atlantic on June 1—228 people were on board. So far, 51 bodies have been recovered, but a Brazilian spokesman said that the recovery of any more bodies was “impossible.” “It has been nine days since we have located bodies,” Brazilian air force spokesman Lt. Col. Henry Munhoz explained. A French-led team will continue to search for the plane’s black boxes—which will emit signals until at least July 2. The cause of the accident has yet to be established. An initial report by France’s Investigation and Analysis Bureau (BEA) will be released later this week.

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