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Two bodies, ticket found near Air France crash site off Brazil's coast

Sunday, June 7, 2009

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A Brazilian Navy ship, top, takes part in search operations of the missing Air France jet, near to the port of Fernando de Noronha, northeast of Brazil, Saturday, June 6, 2009. Days after Air France Flight 447 vanished, an intensive international effort has failed to recover any confirmed wreckage and concern grew Friday about whether searchers were even looking in the right place.
(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
RECIFE, Brazil -- Searchers have found two bodies in the Atlantic Ocean near where an Air France jet is thought to have crashed, a Brazilian military official said Saturday.

Air force spokesman Col. Jorge Amaral said searchers also recovered a leather briefcase with an Air France ticket for the flight inside of it.

"It was confirmed with Air France that the ticket number corresponds to a passenger on the flight," he said.

Flight 447 disappeared Sunday with 228 people on board.

The two male bodies were recovered Saturday morning about 45 miles south of where Air Flight 447 emitted its last signals off Brazil's northern coast.

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A Brazilian Air Force plane takes part in search operations for the missing Air France jet, in Fernando de Noronha, northeast of Brazil, Saturday, June 6, 2009. Days after Air France Flight 447 vanished, an intensive international effort has failed to recover any confirmed wreckage and concern grew Friday about whether searchers were even looking in the right place.
(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
"At 9:10 a.m., a ship spotted the first body," Amaral said. "The body was recovered and it was confirmed to be male."

The second body was spotted and recovered around 11:30 a.m.


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