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Air France jetliner vanishes into the Atlantic Ocean
Air France Flight 447, departed Rio de Janeiro for Paris, disappeared after flying through turbulence and sending an automatic alert of an electrical short circuit. More than 225 passengers and crew perish. Shown: Brazil's Navy sailors recover debris from the missing Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean. French aviation investigators said that new airline safety standards may be required after the crash of Air France Flight 447 cast doubt on the reliability of speed-measuring equipment in difficult, stormy conditions.
December 17, 2009