AF447 Rio-Paris Crash
Many family members of passengers had not been informed of the AF447 crisis by the time they arrived at the airport.
Flight AF447, an Airbus A330–200, left Rio de Janeiro at 7pm local time (2300 BST) yesterday. It had been expected to arrived in Paris at 11.15am.
The Pentagon said on Monday it had dispatched a surveillance aircraft and a search and rescue team to help Brazilian and French aircraft as the hunt for Flight AF447 continued in the dark.