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FRENCH NAVY/PLANE WRECKAGEBack
[Published: Friday July 10 2009]

French navy in Tanzania for plane wreckage

Arusha, Tanzania, 10 July-(ANA)-An official from a Tanzanian island says the French navy has arrived to assist with the search for remains of a plane that crashed into the Indian Ocean killing 152 people on board.

Only one person survived last week's crash off the coast of Comoros and currents are believed to have carried debris from the plane and bodies over 500 miles (800 kilometers) to the shores of Tanzania.

Mafia Island District Commissioner Manzie Mangochie says the French navy arrived Thursday with inflatable boats and a helicopter to help with the search.

Thirteen bodies have already been recovered but they have not been formally identified.

The French will assist with record keeping and identification of the bodies.(ANA)

FA/ANA/10 July 2009---


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