7 May 2011

Second body recovered from submerged plane wreckage

1:49 pm on 7 May 2011

A second body has been retrieved from the wreckage of an Air France plane which crashed over the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, killing all on board.

French officials say the body was found at depth of almost 4000 metres, still strapped into a seat.

The remains of another of the 228 victims had been recovered on Thursday. At the time of the crash, the remains of 41 passengers were recovered from the ocean but many more are missing.

The BBC reports a recovery team has been based on a ship northeast of Brazil searching for bodies and personal effects from the flight.

The wreckage was discovered last month after a long search of 10,000 square kilometres of sea floor.