Monday, June 1, 2009

Timeline of vanished Air France flight.

Timeline of events surrounding the disappearance of Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, according to Air France:

• 2219 GMT Sunday (6:19 p.m. EDT Sunday): left Rio de Janeiro

• 0130 GMT Monday (9:30 p.m. EDT Sunday) last contact with Brazil air traffic control.

• 0200 GMT Monday (10 p.m. EDT Sunday): plane entered zone of storms and high turbulence

• 0214 GMT Monday (10:16 p.m. EDT Sunday): Air France receives automatic message indicating electrical circuit malfunction.

• 0500-0600 GMT Monday (1-2 a.m. EDT Monday): French military radar begins searching for plane.

• 0730 GMT Monday (3:30 a.m. EDT): Air France sets up crisis center

• 0915 GMT Monday (5:15 a.m. EDT): plane's scheduled arrival in Paris.

More as it comes in!

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