Three days after the tragic crash of Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean and officials are still in search for clues detailing just what happened. What went wrong. While the crash site and some aircraft debris was found yesterday — around 400 miles north of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago in Brazil — authorities are still looking for the airplane’s two black boxes, hoping they would find some answers there. However, finding these boxes will be no easy feat.
Leaving earlier this morning, three Brazilian ships were deployed to the crash site in order to try and find the black boxes. Nelson Jobim, the Brazilian Defense Minister said there would be “great difficulty in finding it,” as the boxes don’t float and are likely “between 2,000 and 3,000 meters” below the sea. Compounding problems are the area’s strong currents and stormy weather, yet Brazilian officials still retain some hope.
French authorities on the other hand are much more skeptical and some are even suggesting terrorism. Although at this point, this is little more than speculation. No one really knows what happened. Thus, why trying to find those black boxes is so important.
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