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Air France flight AF447 that took off with 228 (216 passengers and 12 crew members) from Brazil’s Rio de Janerio to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport went missing after around 3.5 hours of flight time.

From Mizozo.com

The flight lost contact at around 10:30 pm local time after being in flight for around 3.5 hours.

Update – This flight is supposed to have “crossed through a thunderous zone with strong turbulence” And the last message recieved was “signalling electrical circuit malfunction

French minister Jean-Louis Borloo said the plane had probably had an
accident and ruled out hijacking. He said: “By now it would be beyond
its kerosene reserves so unfortunately we must now envisage the most
tragic scenario.”

With French president Nicolas Sarkozy
expressing his concern at the incident, Air France spokeswoman Brigitte
Barrand said: “We share the emotion and worry of the families
concerned.”

The airplane is an Airbus A330. Brazil has launched two rescue planes to look for the airplane but the search site is close to three times the size of Europe.

Hopefully they will find something soon.

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