France to recover body from crash site off Brazil

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Posted: May 04, 2011 5:27 PM
France to recover body from crash site off Brazil

A French recovery team is reportedly pulling up the remains of one of the victims of an Air France jet that crashed two years ago off Brazil's northeastern coast.

Nelson Marinho heads the Brazilian victims' family association. He told The Associated Press that rescuers planned to use an underwater robot Wednesday to recover the remains and to determine if it is feasible to retrieve others.

He says a French government liaison sent an email Wednesday advising families of the effort.

French officials did not return requests for comment. They announced last month that the recovery team had seen the remains of several crash victims among the wreckage.

The jet's flight and data recorders were found in recent weeks.