Brazilian air force says debris not from Air France crash

The Brazilian air force said that debris was not from the plane.

Brazilian air force says debris not from Air France crash

The Brazilian air force said that debris picked up Thursday near where officials believe Air France Flight 447 crashed Monday into the Atlantic Ocean was not from the plane.

"It has been verified that the material did not belong to the plane," Brigadier Ramon Borges Cardoso told reporters in Recife about the material recovered Thursday.

"It is a pallet of wood that is utilized for transport. It is used in planes, but on this flight to Paris, there was no wooden pallet."

"Up to now, no material from the plane has been recovered," Cardoso said.

In fact, Cardoso admitted later, they were nothing more than sea "trash," probably from a ship, as was a big oil patch originally described as a fuel slick from the French jet.

Several Brazilian navy vessels are looking for debris from the plane, including a seat and a big chunk of what appeared to be fuselage, sighted by air force aircraft on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Speculation over what caused the accident has ranged from a massive, lightning-packed storm in the area at the time, to turbulence, to pilot error or a combination of factors.

Brazil's air force late Thursday invited the Brazilian relatives to its center of operations in the northeastern city of Recife to observer developments.


Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2009, 17:13
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