June 1, 2009 / 11:50 AM / 9 years ago

Missing jet reported short-circuit after turbulence

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Air France said on Monday a plane that went missing on the way from Brazil to Paris had sent a message at 0214 GMT reporting an electrical short-circuit, after it had flown through a stormy area with strong turbulence.

Flight AF 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris went missing with 228 people on board. It left Rio de Janeiro on Sunday at 7 p.m. (2200 GMT) and had been expected to land at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday at 11:15 a.m. (0915 GMT). (Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Crispian Balmer)

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