Brazilian relatives of the 228 victims of Air France flight 447, which crashed into the sea en route from Rio to Paris in 2009, have been reacting to a decision taken by French judges not to retrieve all the bodies from the sea bed.
The judges say only those victims that can be identified will be brought to the surface.
Nelson Marinho represents the victims families and says: “I think the French judges made the wrong decision and it should be reversed and reconsidered because relatives, not only the Brazilian ones, but also the German, French, relatives from all over the world, from 32 different nationalities want the bodies back. We want the bodies.”
Flight investigators looking into why the Airbus A330 crashed after encountering a storm 1,000 kilometres off the coast of Brazil have recovered the aircraft’s flight recorders and they are due in Paris on Thursday.
Air accident experts will then begin the painstaking process of sifting through the 1,300 pieces of data they contain.
The flight simply disappeared with no mayday call or radar trace.