Brazil: 21 more victims of Air France crash identified

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 1, 2009 19:30

Authorities have identified the remains of 21 more people who were aboard an Air France jet when it plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, Brazilian officials said on Wednesday evening. Seventeen of the newly identified victims were foreign and four were Brazilian, they said. To date, the remains of 51 people have been recovered, and 35 have been identified. Their names have not been released at their families' request. The Public Safety Department in Brazil's northeastern Pernambuco state is identifying the victims using fingerprints, DNA and dental records. Air France flight 447 crashed early June 1 with 228 people on board. The cause of the crash hasn't been determined.


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