France and Brazil Press Search for Missing Plane

Working through the night, ships and aircraft from the French and Brazilian militaries continued to search Tuesday for the wreckage of an Air France jet that disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday evening during a flight from Brazil to France, as i
Working through the night, ships and aircraft from the French and Brazilian militaries continued to search Tuesday for the wreckage of an Air France jet that disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday evening during a flight from Brazil to France, as investigators grappled with a devastating enigma: how a well-maintained modern jetliner, built to withstand extreme electrical and physical buffeting, could have gone down silently and mysteriously. There were no suggestions that a bomb, a hijacking or sabotage was to blame. There was little hope that any of the 228 people on board would be found alive. Several nations are contributing to the search effort, but the search area covers a vast swath of the ocean between the Brazilian and African coasts. French authorities said Tuesday that they had sent military reconnaissance planes from Senegal in West Africa to check reports from the pilot of a Brazilian civilian airliner that he had seen “orange dots” — possibly the glow of some fiery wreckage — in the water along the French plane’s presumed flight path. Christophe Prazuck, a French military spokesman, told the BBC it was “very unlikely” that anyone survived the crash. But Colonel Jorge Amaral of the Brazilian Air Force said the search remained intense. “We will search all night long and keep going through dawn,” he told the news service Agencia Brasil. “We have to work as if it were possible to find survivors.” Air France said the passenger list, with 32 nationalities, included 61 French citizens, 58 Brazilians and 26 Germans.
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