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Brazil Navy to honor crashed Air France jet victims

BRAZIL'S Navy will honor the victims of Air France flight by holding a ceremony on a frigate next Monday, a local report said yesterday.

The ceremony will be held aboard the frigate Bosisio, which participated in the month-long search operation.

Relatives of victims are invited to the ceremony and flowers will be thrown into the sea, the report said.

After 26 days of operations in the Atlantic Ocean, the Brazilian army announced on Friday that they have ended their search for passenger bodies and wreckage of Air France flight 447.

In total, the Brazilian army found 51 passenger bodies, of whom 14 have been identified.

Besides, large amount of debris -- from structural components of the aircraft to baggages -- were collected during the searches.

An Air France Airbus A330 plane plunged into the Atlantic some 1,200 km off the Brazilian coastline on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1. All 228 people of 32 nationalities on board died.


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