AF447 families to get payout.

19 06 2009

BBC  is reporting that the Air France Chief Pierre Henry Gourgeon said a first payment of 17,500 Euros would be made for each victim.

Passengers were from over 30 countries, a wikipedia article lists the following

Passenger and crew details

A list containing the nationalities of the passengers onboard was released by Air France on 1 June 2009.[85] A partial list containing 75 named crew and passengers on board the plane was released on 3 June 2009.[86]

Nationality ↓ Passengers ↓ Crew ↓ Total ↓
France 61 11 72
Brazil 58 (57)[87] 1 59 (58)
Germany 26 (28)[88] 26 (28)
Italy 9 9
People’s Republic of China 9 9
Switzerland 6 6
United Kingdom 5 (4)[89] 5 (4)
Lebanon 5 5
Hungary 4 4
Tunisia 4[90] 4
Ireland 3 3
Morocco 3[91] 3
Norway [89] 3 (4)
Slovakia 3 3
Poland 2 2
Spain 2 2
United States 2 2
Argentina 1 (1) 1 (2)[92]
Austria 1 1
Belgium 1 (2)[citation needed] 1 (2)
Canada 1 1
Croatia 1 1
Denmark 1 1
Estonia 1 1
Gabon 1 1
Iceland 1 1
Netherlands 1 (2)[87] 1 (2)
Philippines 1 1
Romania 1 1
Russia 1 1
Sweden 1 (3)[93] 1 (3)
South Africa 1 1
South Korea 1 1
Turkey 1[94] 1
Total 216 12 228

 

The aircraft was carrying 216 passengers and 12 crew members in two cabins of service.[95][96] Three pilots were among the crew. Among the 216 passengers were one infant, seven children, 82 women, and 126 men.[13] 58-year-old flight captain Marc Dubois, who joined Air France in 1988, had approximately 11,000 flight hours, with 1,700 hours on an Airbus A330. The two co-pilots, 37-year-old David Robert and 32-year-old Pierre-Cedric Bonin, had over 9,000 flight hours between them. Of the twelve crew members, eleven were French and one was Brazilian.[97][98]

 

According to an official list made public by Air France, most of the passengers were French, Brazilian, and German citizens.[99][100] In addition to this, there were some passengers on this flight who may have held multiple citizenship.[Note 2] Brazilian federal police were said to be examining security video of the passengers boarding to help establish their identities.[66]

 

So far 50 bodies have been recovered and the search is still underway. The BBC article also notes that AF will arrange a memorial ceremony for the relatives of the victims.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8109857.stm





Autopsies suggest Air France AF447 jet broke up in sky

17 06 2009

In this photo released by Brazil's Navy, a Brazilian Navy diver stands on a

 

   Fractures in recovered bodies and missing clothes throw light on what could have happened on AF447. Investigators suggest Jet could have to broke up mid air.

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Autopsies suggest Air France jet broke up in sky – Yahoo! News.