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Archive for June 2009

Plane searchers spot ocean debris

June 2, 2009

  The Airbus, like this one pictured, was flying from Rio to Paris Brazilian aircraft searching for an Air France jet which went missing with 228 people aboard in an Atlantic storm have spotted debris on the ocean. Plane seats and other items were sighted 650km (400 miles) north-east of Brazil’s Fernando do Noronha island, […]

Passenger nationalities revealed

June 2, 2009

Most of the passengers on board the Air France plane which has disappeared over the Atlantic were Brazilians and French nationals, airline officials said. Air France confirmed 61 French and 58 Brazilian passengers were among the 216 passengers on board flight 447. A list provided by Brazil’s authorities showed 26 Germans were also on board […]

Air France flight vanishes after multiple breakdowns

June 2, 2009

A succession of a dozen technical messages” sent by the aircraft around 0215 GMT showed that “several electrical systems had broken down” which caused a “totally unprecedented situation in the plane,” said Pierre-Henry Gourgeon.

“It is probable that it was shortly after these messages that the impact in the Atlantic came,” he told reporters at Charles de Gaulle airport where the flight was meant to have landed on Monday morning.

Airline officials had earlier said the plane was probably hit by lightning, but Gourgeon declined to make a direct link between weather conditions and the error messages

Susan Boyle admitted to clinic

June 2, 2009

Nearly four million Britons phoned in to choose a winner, and street dance troupe Diversity won 24.9 percent of the vote ahead of Boyle’s 20.2 percent.

Morgan said Boyle may have lost because of overkill in Britain. “I think it was a bit too much for some people in Britain…They just got a bit bored, a bit irritated by the whole mania surrounding Susan,” he said.

Former ‘Street’ Child Project Draws Hollywood Attention

June 1, 2009

WHEN he made the journey from Zimbabwe that took him to South Africa through the crocodile-infested Limpopo River five years ago, former street child Tendai Sean Joe did not expect that his fortunes would change so dramatically. After years of scrounging for food in bins near restaurants dotted in the central business district of Harare, […]