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Pilot and steward bodies identified after Air France jet crash: airline

world Updated: Jun 25, 2009 15:38 IST

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The pilot of an Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic this month and one of its stewards have been identified among the bodies pulled out of the sea, the airline said on Thursday.

Flight AF 447 went down around 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) off Brazil's northeast coast on June 1 as it was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 people on board.

Rescue teams have found 50 bodies and are continuing their search for wreckage and the dead.

The cause of the disaster is not known. Speculation has swirled about whether the plane broke up in the air, perhaps from strong turbulence, or on hitting the water.