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Body From Air France Crash In Atlantic Raised

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This photo provided by France's air accident investigation agency, the BEA, shows the flight data recorder from the 2009 Air France flight that went down in the mid-Atlantic. | AP

PARIS -- A body from the 2009 Air France crash that killed all 228 people aboard has been raised from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.

A statement from the French Gendarmerie, which has experts on the recovery boat, says that the body was pulled up Thursday morning. Recovering the remains, still attached to the plane seat, involved great technical difficulty, and it's unclear if all bodies found in the latest search can be recovered.

The raising of a body comes two days after the cockpit voice recorder was pulled from the ocean. The data memory unit had been found days earlier. If in good shape, the two black boxes could reveal the mystery about why the flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris fell into the Atlantic.

Fifty bodies were found early on, during the first search effort.

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