By Euro Weekly News Media • 31 May 2011 • 11:55
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ANOTHER 75 bodies from the ill-fated Air France flight 447 from Rio de Janiero to Paris have been found a day before the secondary anniversary of when the flight crashed. The new find, confirmed to CNN by a spokesperson for the French victims association, who in turn was notified by a French Government liason, brings the total number found to 125.
All 228 people onboard died when the Airbus A330 crashed into the sea 4 hours into the flight to Paris.
In another report, the data salvaged from the black boxes indicates that the speed reading instruments in the cockpit had gone haywire, most probably from a build up of ice on the jet’s speed sensors.
The main pilot was out of the cockpit when the emergency began and when he returned to the cockpit he did not take back the controls for some reason, reports ABC News.
Other data from the crash indicates that the jet took nearly four minutes to drop from 38,000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean.
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