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    French aircraft missing off Brazil

    Monday, June 01, 2009
    14:01 Mecca time, 11:01 GMT



    An Air France passenger jet with 228 people on board has gone missing over the Atlantic Ocean on its way to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

    The aircraft dropped off radar screens after it took off from Rio de Janeiro on the Brazilian coast on Monday, airport authorities said.

    Air traffic control lost contact with the flight at 06:00 GMT on Monday, shortly after it took off.

    A spokeswoman for the Paris airports authority confirmed that the aircraft had not arrived at its destination, where it was due to land at 11:10am (09:10 GMT).

    An aviation official in Paris said they were "very worried".

    "The plane disappeared from the screens several hours ago. It could be a transponder problem, but this kind of fault is very rare and the plane did not land when expected."

    Air France said it had no further information on the whereabouts of Air France flight AF 447, which it said had 216 passengers and 12 crew on board.

    Gabriel Elizondo, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Sao Paulo, said the Brazilian air force had mounted a search.

    "The Brazilian air force ... has apparently said they are searching near an island called Fernando de Noronha, which is a Brazilian island about 340km off the northeast of the Brazilian coast," he said.

    "But it's important to note that this plane has only gone missing at this point."

    Authorities have set up a crisis centre at Charles de Gaulle airport, with Dominique de Bussereau, the French junior transport minister, due to arrive.
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    They are saying no hope now, as run out of fuel and there was a message from the pilot after 15 mins of turbulence that they had a short-circuit electrical problem.

    That was breaking news on sky a while ago.
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    Three morrocan doctors in the plane. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raaji'un.

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    'Tragic scenario'

    Air France said the plane, which reported an electrical fault at 02:14 GMT, could have been hit by lightning.

    Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, the airline's chief executive, said: "We are probably facing an air catastrophe".

    Jean-Louis Borloo, France's environment minister, said the plane would have certainly run out of fuel by now, adding "we must now envisage the most tragic scenario".

    Air France said it had received the message from the plane reporting an electrical short-circuit after it had flown through an area with strong turbulence.

    It said the Airbus A-330 plane had "crossed through a thunderous zone with strong turbulence'' at around 02:00 GMT.

    The company said the passengers included one infant, seven children, 82 women and 126 men. The plane was also carrying 12 crew members.

    There are reports that in addition to French and Brazilian passengers on board the plane there were some Italians and Britons.
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    Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir:

    I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.


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    seems like there was british people on it as well,how many is yet to be announced...

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    Confirmed Air France toll mounts

    Tuesday, June 09, 2009
    03:53 Mecca time, 00:53 GMT



    Search teams have recovered eight more bodies from the Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic more than a week ago, bringing the tally so far to 24.

    Colonel Henry Munhoz, a spokesman for Brazil's air force, said eight more bodies were found on Monday about 650km northeast of the Fernando de Noronha islands off Brazil's northern coast.

    Sixteen bodies were recovered in the same area over the weekend and were expected to arrive on Tuesday at Fernando de Noronha, where forensic teams have been set up to identify the bodies using dental records and DNA samples from relatives.
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    Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir:

    I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.


    Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 49

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