15 Jan 2009

Airbus bodies to be brought home

6:09 am on 15 January 2009

Air New Zealand officials are flying to Perpignan on Wednesday to bring home the remains of five people killed in an Airbus crash in November.

Chief executive Rob Fyfe and operations manager David Morgan will be accompanied by the family of the men who died when the A320 aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean on 27 November.

French authorities were to formally confirm the identities on Tuesday of those recovered from the site before releasing the remains.

Two German pilots also died in the crash, along with four Air New Zealand personnel and a Civil Aviation Authority official.