Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim confirmed Tuesday that wreckage spotted in the Atlantic Ocean is without a doubt” from the Air France flight 447.
Nelson Jobim said at a news conference that a Brazilian plane on a search for the missing passenger jet saw a band of wreckage along a 5-km (3-mile) strip.
He said the strip of wreckage included metallic and nonmetallic pieces, It confirms that the plane fell in this area, but did not describe them in detail.
It's going to be very hard to search for it because it could be at a depth of 2,000 meters or 3,000 meters in that area of the ocean, he added.
The discovery came just hours after authorities announced they had found an airplane , an orange buoy and signs of fuel in a part of the Atlantic Ocean with depths of up to three miles.
Air France 447 was carrying 216 passengers of 32 nationalities, including seven children and one baby. Sixty-one were French citizens, 58 Brazilian and 26 German. Twelve crew members were also on board.
No bodies were spotted until now in the crash of the Airbus in which all aboard are believed to have died.