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Tuesday December 6, 2011

Brazil Has First Burial from 2009 Air France Flight that Plunged into Atlantic Ocean

Brazil Has First Burial from 2009 Air France Flight that Plunged into Atlantic Ocean

Photo: Wreckage of Air France Flight 447

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The body of Nelson Marinho Filho, who died when Air France flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, has been buried in Rio – the first formal burial since a major salvage attempt was completed in June this year.

The burial of Air France flight 447 victim Nelson Marinho Filho took place in Jardim da Saudade cemetery in the west of Rio, image recreation.
Nelson Filho’s body is one of 104 recovered from the water in the operation, and is one of eighteen Brazilians to have been identified so far, whose remains began arriving in Brazil at the weekend.

They are all expected to be buried by the end of the next week.

Air France flight 447 was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1, 2009, when it fell into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people on board.