Brazil has handed French investigators documents from the investigation into the Air France disaster that killed 228 people on June 1, the Justice Ministry said.
Justice secretary Romeu Tuma welcomed a French delegation including investigating magistrate Sylvie Zimmerman and handed over documents on boarding, air traffic control and the state of bodies that were recovered, a ministry spokesman said yesterday.
Air France Flight 447 was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris during stormy weather when it crashed into a remote area of the Atlantic, about 1,000 kilometres off Brazil's coast.
Just before dropping off radar screens, it had emitted a series of automatic warning signals indicating systems failures.
The Airbus A330's black box flight recorders have not been found, but French investigators said in a report that the faulty speed sensors were not the only explanation for the accident.
Both the European air safety agency and Airbus advised airlines after the crash -- the worst in Air France's 75-year history -- to replace the French pitot tubes in the speed sensor mechanism used on the doomed jet with a more reliable US model.