The paucity of information about the whereabouts of the downed Air France Flight 447 Airbus A330, combined with strong currents that threaten to quickly disperse debris, is pushing aviation authorities to deploy an unusually vast fleet of air, sea and space assets (see p. 24). In a presentation in Paris on June 4, the French and Spanish defense officials said 13 aircraft and five ships had been sent to the crash area by the end of last week, and at least one additional aircraft and five ...


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