Brazil sights possible plane wreckage in Atlantic

RIO DE JANEIRO Tue Jun 2, 2009 8:48am EDT

Relatives and friends of Air France flight AF447 passengers leave a crisis center at the Tom Jobim International airport in Rio de Janeiro June 1, 2009. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Relatives and friends of Air France flight AF447 passengers leave a crisis center at the Tom Jobim International airport in Rio de Janeiro June 1, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Sergio Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian military planes have sighted wreckage 400 miles off the South American country's northern coast that could be part of an Air France plane that went missing on Sunday night, Brazil's air force said on Tuesday.

The wreckage, which has still not been confirmed to be parts from Air France flight 447, includes metallic objects and plane seats, an air force spokesman said in a televised statement.

(Reporting by Pedro Silva and Pia Palermo; editing by Stuart Grudgings and Eric Beech)