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April 23, 2021

Tail of Air France jet found in Atlantic

Search teams have found the tail sectionof Air France Flight 447, twoyears after the jet plunged into theAtlantic Ocean, victims’ families say,quoted by CNN. Robert Soulas,whose daughter and son-in-law werekilled in the 2009 crash, told CNNhe and other relatives of the 228 whodied were given the news at a meetingwith the French air accidentinvestigation agency (BEA) in Paris.Agency head Jean Paul Troadec toldthe families the piece of wreckageincluded the area where the flightdata recorders should be, but hecould not confirm whether they hadbeen found. Even if the “black boxes”are recovered, experts say there is noguarantee they will still work, after solong under water.

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