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Investigators yet to refine Air France AF447 flight recorder search

French investigation agency Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) has yet to confirm indications that the search zone for the wreckage of an Air France Airbus A330 has been substantially refined.

The BEA says it is aware of reports, citing French defence ministry officials, suggesting that the zone could be narrowed to 25km² following new analysis of signals detected last year by a nuclear submarine, the Emeraude, recruited to search for flight AF447.

This re-interpretation of the signals could mean the search area, which has encompassed over 3,000km², could be reduced to a region measuring 5km by 5km.

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But the BEA, which has been backing an extended search for the flight recorders north of AF447's last known position over the South Atlantic, has yet to confirm the information formally.

 

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