Vast search for disappearing AF477

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)

UPDATE: Debris Found. as France and Brazil military planes and ships scoured the vast area of ocean where the Airbus A330 may have come down during the flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris...

Image: Brazilian Pelican military squad

Sarko met with distraught relatives and friends of passengers at Charles de Gaulle airport, earlier...

Such a tragic, tragic situation...

Air France jet missing over Atlantic #
Brazilian carrier TAM Linhas Aereas said the crew of one of its planes saw "bright spots" in the ocean about 1,300 km (800 miles) from the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, which is located some 545 km (388 miles) off the South American country's northeastern coast.

The Brazilian air force said it was trying to verify if the spots were debris from the Air France plane. read.

Some people just missed disaster... Bernardo Ciriaco said there were two Air France flights leaving Rio for Paris Sunday night—and his brother was on one of them. It was not until hours later that his brother, Gustavo, called from Paris to say that he had been bumped to the missing flight, but then talked his way onto the other one.

"Thank God he complained until he got back on the original flight. Our family is so relieved," Ciriaco said.

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