Air France Flight 447: Kitchen Galley And More Remains Found

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    Air France Flight 447: Kitchen Galley And More Remains Found

    Air France Flight 447: Kitchen galley and more remains found

    A piece of debris of the Air France Flight 447 floats in
    the Atlantic Ocean on June 17. The debris appears to be the
    aircraft's galley. (AP Photo/Brazil's Navy)

    The Brazilian and French Navies continue to pull human remains, wreckage and luggage from the ocean from Air France Flight 447.

    The Airbus 330-200 was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1 when it crashed into the ocean, killing all 228 on board.

    Six more bodies were delivered to authorities for identification on Wednesday, according to a Brazilian military briefing given on Thursday. A total of 50 bodies have been found. The Brazilian military, which is leading the search for wreckage, has said that it would refer to further findings as "mortal remains."

    Autopsies of the bodies show fractures in the legs, hips and arms of the victims, the AP on Thursday reported. The AP report confirms previous reports from a Brazilian newspaper that surfaced on Wednesday.

    A spokesman for Brazilian medical examiners told The Associated Press on Wednesday that autopsies revealed fractures on an undisclosed number of the 50 bodies recovered so far. The official spoke on condition he not be named due to department rules.

    "Typically, if you see intact bodies and multiple fractures -- arm, leg, hip fractures -- it's a good indicator of a midflight break up," said Frank Ciacco, a former forensic expert at the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. "Especially if you're seeing large pieces of aircraft as well."

    On Thursday the president of France's Senate, Gerard Larcher, told reporters in Brazil that he was sure that complaints about restricted French access to autopsies of victims is "a question that will be rapidly solved locally."

    A Brazilian Navy diver stands on a piece of debris of the
    Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean on June 17.
    (AP Photo/Brazil's Navy)
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