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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

Paris Hotel Death: Suspect’s Car Found

May 31, 2009

Ian Griffin has been at the centre of an international manhunt since Tuesday, when the bruised and battered body of Kinga Legg was found at the exclusive Hotel Bristol. A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that as a result of on-going inquiries made in the Cheshire area in relation to the murder of […]