AF flight from Rio missing [merged]

Old Jun 1, 09, 3:53 am
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AF flight from Rio missing [merged]

Reports on Bloomberg now. Hope for the best.

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Related Info BN Jun 01 2009 09:49:14
Missing Air France Plane Was Flying From Rio to Paris, AFP Says Page 1/1

By Heather Langan

June 1 (Bloomberg) -- An Air France plane with 215 aboard
that is missing off Brazil was flying from Rio de Janeiro to
Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, Agence France-Presse said,
citing an airport official.
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Old Jun 1, 09, 3:55 am
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AF plan went missing on Brazilian coast today.

Watching a breaking news report on CNN right now. Plane from Rio to CDG went missing at 8 AM French time. 215 people on board.
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CNN states it is a Airbus. Prayers åre in ordered I think
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CNN: "Air France jet bound for Paris from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 216 aboard, missing over Atlantic, airline confirms."
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Flightstats for AF447
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PARIS (Reuters) - An Air France plane on its way from Brazil to Paris has not arrived and has disappeared from radar screens, a spokeswoman for the Paris airports authority said on Monday.

"The plane was expected in Paris at 11:10 a.m. (10:10 a.m. British time)," the spokeswoman said.
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Flight number is AF447. According to FlightStats it is an Airbus 330-200.
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BBC reports that the plane was 228 people carrying:

An Air France plane carrying 228 people from Brazil has disappeared from radar screens over the Atlantic Ocean, according to reports.

Officials at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport said contact was lost with the flight from Rio de Janeiro at 0600 GMT.

A spokeswoman told AFP news agency the Airbus 330 had been expected to arrive in Paris at 1110 local time (0910 GMT).

Another official said it was possible that the plane had a transponder problem but this was very rare.

"We are very worried," he said, quoted by AFP news agency. "The plane disappeared from the screens several hours ago."

Airport authorities have set up a crisis centre at Charles de Gaulle.
That is real terrible news.
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it's 228 people onboard.
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Old Jun 1, 09, 4:15 am
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216 pax and 12 crew according to CNN.
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Old Jun 1, 09, 4:17 am
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216 Passengers and 12 crew according to sky news
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Old Jun 1, 09, 4:25 am
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I'm sitting at GIG, and it's eerily quiet. Now I know why. No enhanced security though. Terrible news!
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CNN is reporting that the Brazilian military has begun a search&rescue, and that Paris is now opening a crisis center... this isn't good
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Air France Corporate Website is still unchanged. Maybe to the uncertainty?
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Old Jun 1, 09, 4:32 am
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Cnn offers a free video stream discussing the situation: http://www.cnn.com/
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