Submarine joins search

A French nuclear submarine has joined the search operation off the coast of Brazil to help look for the missing Air France planes data recorders.

Investigators into the crash, which occurred on June 1, hope that data recorders will reveal vital clues as to the cause of the accident.

So far 41 bodies of the 228 people on board the aircraft have been recovered by Brazilian air and sea searches.

The first of the bodies recovered have been flown to a temporary mortuary on the Fernando de Noronha islands.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said that his country will do all that it can to try and retrieve more bodies.