Two on Flight 447 Labeled Terror Threats

Investigators find passengers on French list of radical Muslims
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2009 1:32 PM CDT
Air force officials work at a control center in in Recife, northeastern Brazil, yesterday   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Two people on board crashed Air France Flight 447 were on a French list of radical Muslims seen as terror threats, London’s Evening Standard reports. French security officials sent to Brazil discovered the passengers’ status; a security insider called the terror link “highly significant,” though it could be a “macabre coincidence.” Computer problems were involved in the crash, but officials haven’t ruled out terror. (Read more Air France stories.)