Flight 447

Did Ice Cause Plane Crash?

Search ships on Sunday found 15 more bodies in the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed during a flight from Brazil to Paris on May 31, the Associated Press reports. Brazilian and French ships helping with the grid search scooped up the bodies after pilots spotted them about 45 miles from the place where the jet sent distress signals indicating electrical failures and loss of cabin pressure. Investigators are examining the possibility that the plane's external instruments iced over, leading the plane's computer to set the craft's speed too fast or slow—a potentially deadly mistake. The plane's airspeed instruments had not been replaced according to the maker's recommendation, although it's unclear whether that contributed to the crash.