London, June 5 (ANI): Brazilian officials have admitted that debris found floating in the Atlantic, which was believed to be from the Air France crash, is only ‘sea trash’.
“Up to now, no material from the plane has been recovered,” The Times quoted Brigadier Cardoso, as saying in the northeastern city of Recife.
Items, including a cargo pallet and two buoys, pulled from the ocean early yesterday.
“We confirm that the pallet found is not part of the debris of the plane. It’s a pallet that was in the area, but considered more to be trash,” he said.
Air force planes spotted items in the water earlier this week, including a seat from a plane and a seven-meter (23-foot) chunk of what looked like fuselage, which Defense Minister Nelson Jobim said were beyond a doubt from the French jet.
On Wednesday, Jobim said it was “improbable” that the crash had been caused by an explosion on board, citing the presence of the oil slick at the crash site as fuel would have burned away in a blast. (ANI)