03.06.2009 - Disappearance of Air France flight 447 : Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Informed this morning of the loss of contact with an Air France Airbus A330 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris Charles de Gaulle, President Sarkozy voiced his very great concern.

He immediately asked Jean-Louis Borloo, Ministre d’Etat, Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning (Regional Development), and Dominique Bussereau, Minister of State responsible for Transport, to go to Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to follow developments in the situation as closely as possible. He also asked the government and relevant government departments to do their utmost to find traces of the plane and determine as soon as possible the circumstances of its disappearance.

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