Brazil Calls off Search in Air France Crash

Brazil has abandoned search operation for any more possible victims and debris from Air France Flight 447, which crashed on June 1 over Atlantic with 228 people on board.

However, officials in France have not shown any sign of putting the search to an end. Until now, as many as 51 bodies and 600 pieces of wreckage from the Airbus A330-200 have been found.

Military is unlikely to find more bodies and debris in the search zone after so many days of crash, said Brazilian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Henry Munhoz.

“It’s already been nine days without seeing any bodies,” Munhoz said in a televised news conference.

Brazilian Navy Captain Giucemar Tabosa said that French navy ships will remain in the area looking for beacon signals from the plane’s voice and flight data recorders, the so-called black boxes.

The cause of the crash is unknown, and there is still no sign of the black boxes, which could give vital information about why the plane went down.

Weather and distance from the coast have complicated search efforts from the outset, and officials have said it will be difficult to find the black boxes.

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