Wreckage Found From 2009 Air France Crash It could shed light on what brought down jet, killing 228 By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Apr 3, 2011 4:48 PM CDT 3 comments Comments A 2009 aerial view of an oil slick suspected to be from Air France's flight 447. (AP Photo/Johnson Barros, Brazilian Air Force) (Newser) – Investigators might finally get a better idea of why an Air France flight crashed into the Atlantic nearly two years ago and killed all 228 aboard. A fourth deep-sea search led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has yielded plane parts believed to be from the Airbus 330, reports the BBC. It's not clear yet whether that includes the black boxes, however. Flight 447 crashed in a storm en route from Brazil to Paris on June 1, 2009. Click for more background.