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Air France Jet Didn’t Explode, Says Brazil

FAB search Spread over more than 90 km (56 miles) of ocean debris from the crashed Air France jet en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris were found by Brazilian search crews flying over the Atlantic. Nelson Jobim, Brazil's  Defense Minister, said the existence of large fuel stains in the water could rule out an explosion.

"The existence of oil stains could exclude the possibility of a fire or explosion," he said at a news conference in Brasilia. "If we have oil stains, it means it wasn't burned."

Experts said extreme turbulence or decompression during stormy weather may have caused the Airbus A330 to splinter over the ocean with 228 people on board.

The plane took off from Rio de Janeiro bound for Paris on Sunday night. Two Brazilian navy ships have since arrived in the crash area, about 1,100 km (683 miles) northeast of Brazil's coast and started retrieving  debris.

French officials say they may never discover why the plane went down as the flight data and voice recorders may be lost at the bottom of the ocean.

Air force pilots searching the area have reported no signs of survivors. Officials said recovering bodies may be extremely difficult.

Newly spotted traces of the plane included a 20km fuel stain and various objects spread across a 5km area, including one metallic object seven meters (23 feet) in diameter.

The Air France plane sent no mayday signals before crashing, only automatic messages showing electrical faults and a loss of pressure shortly after it entered stormy weather.

France is dispatching a mini-submarine that can explore to a depth of 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) and will try to locate the Airbus' flight data and voice recorders, which could shed light on the crash.

The recorders are designed to send homing signals for up to 30 days when they hit water, but there is no guarantee they even survived the impact with the sea.

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  • ch.c.

    Joao…….
    Jules Vernes was french… yess.
    On small explorations submarines you may as well find SWITZERLAND, within the world best. Look at…. Picard….and his prowess. A genius I must admit. All built by himself.

    French Kitchen appliances such as Moulinex ? Uhhhhhhhhh ! SECOND CLASS….AT BEST ! Barely better than Chinese.
    THE WORLD BEST ? Simple……Germans and Swiss ! No nationalism or navel caressing, believe me.
    Examples……Miele, AEG, Bosch for Germany and……Jura, V-Zug, Nespresso for Switzerland.
    But best quality and design has a price of course and as usual.

    Doubtful Sarko and Carla use Moulinex. Carla Brunni is from a very wealthy Italian family.
    Her father just sold the family mansion for around US$ 25 millions….as per medias….to the Saudi billionaire Al Walid.
    Do you really think they use Moulines appliances ? smiles πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
    And for Sarko….wellll…… the government pays anyway. Thus why use Moulinex ? A country President deserves the best !
    Ask Lula !

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  • João da Silva

    ch.c
    [quote]But what you may not know is that France are the world best in mini submarines and able to go very very deep in the oceans. [/quote]

    Thanks to Jules Vernes who was French, wasn’t he? πŸ˜‰

    BUT…BUT.. you have to give the French credit for their excellent Kitchen appliances too. I like their Molinex brand and must confess they are very good. Hope your buddy Sarko uses them while fixing up dinner for his wife. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  • João da Silva

    [quote]Jobim making a total ass of himself…[/quote]

    That was the objective of Top ranking Brass of the FAB. Ya all criticize our military so much, calling them “bumbling idiots”, but refuse to say a word against the French.Lets not forget that the Flt 447 was far away from our airspace when it crashed and certainly not because of the fault of the Brasilans. In spite of it, our FAB is putting in lots of efforts to locate the debris and as we speak, they did manage to recover two bodies.

    By failing to distinguish between career politicians and well trained FAB professionals, you are being unfair to honest and hard working Brasilians.

  • jakob

    Hilarious
    Jobim making a total ass of himself… “Yes we found the plane! Yes this is the stain from the plane! Yes the plane did not explode in the air!” But as of today, nobody really knows where the plane actually crashed. Fucking bumbling idiots. No official of such rank (this includes Braz. military as well), in any country in the world, would juggle and toss around such strong hypotheses without solid support.

  • ch.c.

    Joao
    1) According to what I hear, we are back to square one about this accident.BTW
    – wellll this even me an idiot know it ! laugh

    2)would be highly surprised if his “Nautille” is going to find the black boxes
    – welll I dont know either of course. But what you may not know is that France are the world best in mini submarines and able to go very very deep in the oceans.

    Time will tell !

    But…but…but…..no one (not even you – smiles) answered yet what are these many many debris found over 90 kms.
    Have your “experts idiots” investigators just found roofs aluminum sheets from your favelas ? Iron sheets from ships wrecks ?
    Iron debris from ..PETROBRAS exploration platforms ??????????
    And confused one of the above with planes materials, somewhat similar when these same “experts idiots” sent part of wing and mixed it up with the black box at your Congonhas crash ?
    Brazilians “experts idiots” are again the laughing stock.
    By the way Funny for the name of an airport… Congonhas. Could be as well…CONGO/NAZE
    In french slang NAZE means…IDIOT ! TRUE

  • aes

    a climactic event

  • João da Silva

    ch.c
    [quote]Although I was silent, at times I made some comments.
    But you too seemed to had a self imposed silence not so long ago.
    [/quote]

    Thanks ch.c. I was busy too. Away overseas visiting my trading partners cum friends and it is good to be away for a while. BTW, I met an interesting guy who is in the same profession as you are. Incredible it may sound, his predictions for the world economy are same as yours. Though he didn’t know much about the Brazilian economy nor is an investor in BOVESPA.

    [quote]Going back to the sad tragedy what is your view of the first lines of the above article :
    ” Spread over more than 90 km (56 miles) of ocean debris from the crashed Air France jet en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris were found by Brazilian search crews flying over the Atlantic. Nelson Jobim, Brazil’s Defense Minister, said the existence of large fuel stains in the water could rule out an explosion.

    90 kms of ocean debris and large fuel stains !
    Had Brazil made a secret test of their newest and most advanced submarine ?????????????????????????????????????????? [/quote]

    My view? πŸ˜‰

    I knew all along before that Jobim wanted to project himself as an “EXPERT” in aviation too and someone higher up in FAB decided to set up an ambush and rightly so clipped his wings. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

    You may not agree with me,but I trust the bulletins issued by our Air Force more than the ones circulated by our Pols. According to what I hear, we are back to square one about this accident.BTW, I really do not think that Sarko is no “EXPERT” either and would be highly surprised if his “Nautille” is going to find the black boxes. For me Sarko is another “PavΓ€Ζ’Β£o” (if you still remember your Portuguese). What really pisses me off is the fact that some politicos trying to project their images at the cost of almost 250 people who lost their lives.

    But on a technical note, it is going to take a long time before the “EXPERTS” determine the reasons for Flight 447 to crash into the Atlantic.

  • ch.c.

    Joao
    Going back to the sad tragedy what is your view of the first lines of the above article :
    ” Spread over more than 90 km (56 miles) of ocean debris from the crashed Air France jet en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris were found by Brazilian search crews flying over the Atlantic. Nelson Jobim, Brazil’s Defense Minister, said the existence of large fuel stains in the water could rule out an explosion.

    90 kms of ocean debris and large fuel stains !
    Had Brazil made a secret test of their newest and most advanced submarine ??????????????????????????????????????????

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  • ch.c.

    Thanks Joao !
    Although I was silent, at times I made some comments.
    But you too seemed to had a self imposed silence not so long ago.

    From my side I just enjoyed life with money made in stocks, currencies and commodities.

    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  • João da Silva

    ch.c
    [quote]Joao……Viva the Brazilian “EXPERTS” ! They really know EVERYTHING…as you stated [/quote]

    Thank God, you are alive and still blogging. Everybody was worried about your long self imposed silence. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  • ch.c.

    LAUGHS…LAUGHS…LAUGHS…LAUGHS……
    LATEST NEWS…LATEST NEWS…LATEST NEWS

    DEBRIS FOUND NOT FROM MISSING AIR FRANCE PLANE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LAUGHS…LAUGHS…LAUGHS…LAUGHS…LAUGHS

    Ohhhhhh have you lost another plane that YOU have carefully hidden its CRASH ?????????
    Because the debris found came from A plane…..apparently. Right ?
    Or were they floating ships debris.
    The problem is the material used for building planes or ships are not the same….until further notice !!!!!

    Joao……Viva the Brazilian “EXPERTS” ! They really know EVERYTHING…as you stated

    More idiots than Brazilians, experts or not, there are NONE on earth….until proven otherwise !

    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  • asp

    oil stain is false
    they are saying now that the oil stain and the debris recovered from the ocean isnt from the flight

    what ever you are hearing , forget it, its back to square one again

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  • ch.c.

    Hey Joao………
    Short memory of what YOUR fucking Brazilian Governement said time and again for your TWO previous…PLANES CRASHES ???????

    THEY KNEW EVERYTHING TOO…if you re-read their accusations !

    They were so smart, experts and knowledgable, that for the SP BBQ, they sent the Black Box Recorder to the USA.
    But….but….but…it was ONLY part of a WING.

    Viva the Brazilian “EXPERTS” ! They really know EVERYTHING…as you state !

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰
    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

  • João da Silva

    Forrest
    [quote]HAY Nelson Jobim[/quote]

    He being a lawyer, knows everything and you aren’t going to teach him anything.So you better give up. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  • Forrest Allen Brown

    HAY Nelson Jobim
    ONE LITER OF FULE OIL can make a stain on the ocean the size of sao paulo city and your plane was carring some 88.000 pounds .
    guess again

    dont beleive every thing you read in the french papers .
    look at the parts of the plane first

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