02 Jun '11, 2am

Families, #airline mark doomed Rio-Paris #flight - @STcom

Families, #airline mark doomed Rio-Paris #flight - @STcom

A view shows a plaque erected in memory of victims of Air France flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic two years ago, in Rio de Janeiro. -- PHOTO: REUTERS RIO DE JANEIRO - CEREMONIES were held in Brazil and France on Wednesday to mark two years since Air France flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic, killing all 228 people on board. The Airbus A330 crashed en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1, 2009 when, according to information from the recently recovered flight data recorders, the pilots saw conflicting speeds on their instruments as the plane stalled and fell into the sea. In a private ceremony families of the victims and Air France representatives gathered at the sea front here, while a similar event was held in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the airline said in a statement. It was only last month that investigators found the main wreckage in deep ...

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