PARIS – The body of the pilot of an Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic on June 1 has been identified among dozens that have been recovered from the ocean, the airline said Thursday.
All 228 people on board the Airbus 330 died when it crashed for unknown reasons during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
Among the victims who have been recovered from the ocean, two members of the crew of flight AF 447 have been identified to date: the captain and a steward, Air France said in a statement posted on its website.
Brazilian and French ships are still searching the remote area where the plane is believed to have crashed for bodies and wreckage. The flight recorders or black boxes have not been found.
People from 32 nationalities died in the crash. Among them were 61 French nationals and 58 Brazilians.
Autopsies on more than 50 bodies recovered from the ocean are being carried out in Brazil. French authorities have given few details of the findings.
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon)