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Grieving relatives of missing jet victims

2009-06-02 07:06:09 GMT2009-06-02 15:06:09 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A relative of the missing airliner's victims leaves the Rio de Janeiro International Airport escorted by guards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1, 2009. An Air France airliner with 228 people onboard missing over the Atlantic Ocean after its takeoff from Rio de Janeiro on Sunday was probably hit by lightning and suffered an electrics failure while flying through an Atlantic storm, said Air France on Monday. (Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

A relative of the missing airliner's victim leaves the Rio de Janeiro International Airport escorted by guards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1, 2009. An Air France airliner with 228 people onboard was missing over the Atlantic Ocean after its takeoff from Rio de Janeiro on Monday was probably hit by lightning and suffered an electrics failure while flying through an Atlantic storm, Air France said on Monday. (Xinhua Photo)

Relatives and friends of Air France flight AF447 passengers leave at a crisis center at the Tom Jobim International airport in Rio de Janeiro June 1, 2009. An Air France plane with 228 people on board was presumed to have crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday after hitting heavy turbulence during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

An Air France airliner with 228 people onboard missing over the Atlantic Ocean after its takeoff from Rio de Janeiro on Sunday was probably hit by lightning and suffered an electrics failure while flying through an Atlantic storm, said Air France on Monday.

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