10 Jun 2009

First bodies from Air France crash arrive in Brazil

6:05 am on 10 June 2009

The first 16 bodies recovered from an Air France jet crash in the Atlantic have arrived in Brazil.

The remains were recovered at the weekend from the area where the Airbus A330 carrying 228 people disappeared off the radar.

At least 28 bodies had been picked up as of early Tuesday, local time.

The first remains were flown by helicopter to the remote Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha.

They will now be flown by plane to the mainland, where they will be identified using DNA samples from relatives and dental records.