Brazil Ends Hunt for Flight 447 Victims

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
In this photo released by Brazil's Navy, a Brazilian Navy diver stands on a piece of debris of the Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean, Wednesday, June 17, 2009.   (AP Photo/Brazil's Navy)
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(Newser) – Brazil's Navy and Air Force gave up their search for Air France Flight 447 victims today, citing the difficulty of finding bodies and wreckage 25 days after the crash, Reuters reports. "It's already been nine days without seeing any bodies," a Brazilian officer said. French ships will remain, seeking black boxes that may help solve the mystery of the crash. Fifty-one bodies and 600 pieces of wreckage have been recovered so far.