Search crews have recovered the bodies of the flight captain and a steward from the Air France flight that crashed off the coast of Brazil. The two flight members are among the victims that have been identified, Air France said in a statement Thursday.
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Eleven Air France victims identified
Air France pays $24,500 to crash victims’ families
Air France will pay families about ?17,500 ($24,500) in initial compensation for each victim of the crash of Flight 447 this month, the company’s chief executive says. So far, Air France has been in touch with about 1,800 relatives of the people who died when the Airbus A330 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, chief executive Paul-Henri Gourgeon told France’s RTL radio Friday
Air France CEO: Don’t assume sensors caused crash
There should be no assumed link between on-board speed sensors and the crash of Air France Flight 447 into the Atlantic Ocean last week, the airline’s chief executive said Thursday. “I am not convinced that the sensors are the cause of the accident,” said Air France Chief Executive Pierre-Henri Gourgeon. Still, he said, the airline will continue with a program, begun just days before the crash, to replace the sensors on its Airbus A330s, the same type of plane that crashed June 1.