France to resume search for AF447 wreckage in Atlantic Ocean

February 4, 2011

The French government said that another attempt to find the wreckage of an Air France A330 (FLight AF447) that crashed in the mid-Atlantic in June 2009 would begin in March.

The new campaign is based on the strategy of systematically searching all of the zones that have not yet been explored by means of sonar underwater imagery. It will begin in the 20 nautical mile (37 km) circle centred on the last known position of the airplane.
Given the large area of seafloor to be explored and given the performances expected from the simultaneous use of three REMUS autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV’s), the localisation campaign could last until July 2011.

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