23 Jun 2009

Bodies identified from Atlantic aircrash

3:27 pm on 23 June 2009

Eleven of the 50 bodies recovered from an Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean have been identified through fingerprints and dental records.

Officials said the bodies were those of 10 Brazilians and one male foreigner.

The aircraft crashed off the coast of Brazil on a flight to Paris on 1 June, killing 228 people.

Data recorders have not been found and the cause of the crash remains a mystery.

The BBC reports search teams from several countries are still scanning the search area.

The bodies and debris are being examined at a base set up in the northern Brazilian city of Recife.