Air France crash – On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean en route to France from Brazil, killing all 228 passengers on board. Six days later, on June 7, Brazilian Air Force crew members prepare to tow part of the wreckage from the Atlantic Ocean.
Air France crash – French Prime Minister Francois Fillion, left, honors victims with a tribute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 16, 2011. It took four searches over the course of nearly two years to locate the bulk of the wreckage and the majority of the bodies in a mountain range deep under the ocean.
Air France crash – The recovered tailfin of Air France's Airbus A330 is unloaded at the Port of Recife, Brazil, on June 14, 2009. The aircraft's voice recorder and flight data recorder were found on the ocean floor in May 2011 after an extensive search using miniature submersible vehicles.
Air France crash – Brazilian Air Force personnel unload the remains of a passenger on June 9, 2009. France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis said the data indicated that Flight 447 crashed because the aircraft's speed sensors gave invalid readings.
Air France crash – The French ship Ile-de-Sein carries the remains of 104 of the 228 victims of the crash, along with pieces of the plane.
Air France crash – Debris from the flight is seen at an aeronautical laboratory in Toulouse, France, on July 24, 2009.
Air France crash – Brazilian Air Force personnel unload a body found in the Atlantic after the crash on June 11, 2009.
Air France crash – Additional debris is unloaded at the Port of Recife on June 19, 2009.
Air France crash – The recovered tailfin is unloaded at the port.
Air France crash – Investigators from France and Brazil wait for the Brazilian Navy frigate to unload the tailfin of the air bus.
Air France crash – Investigators study pieces of debris in southern France on July 24, 2009.
Air France crash – A picture taken in early 2009 shows the Air France Airbus A330 that was lost in the Atlantic Ocean.