Recovered Debris Not From Air France Crash

Officials say pallet found in crash zone was just 'sea trash'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2009 2:12 AM CDT
This oil slick earlier suspected to be from Air France Flight 447 is likely from a ship, according to Brazilian authorities.   (AP Photo/Johnson Barros, Brazilian Air Force)
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(Newser) – Brazilian officials say debris they earlier believed was from Air France Flight 447 was actually just "sea trash," the BBC reports. A wooden pallet found 600 miles off Brazil's coast in the area where the jet is thought to have crashed probably came from a ship, and an oil slick photographed in the zone is now also believed to be from a passing ship.

Brazilian ships and aircraft are continuing to scour the area for debris from the Airbus 330. Planes have spotted a seat and what appears to be a chunk of fuselage but the items have not been recovered.