The French BEA said yesterday that it has abandoned the search for the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the Air France A330-200 that crashed May 31 about 360 mi. off Brazil's northeast coast, killing all 228 aboard, though it has not ruled out restarting the search later this year. Searches using sophisticated equipment including a specialized submarine "did not make it possible to locate the airplane wreckage," the accident investigation agency said. It added that it will ...

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