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June 1, 2009

French aircraft missing off Brazil

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 09:10 GMT. Continue reading

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