Brazil: Air France Jet Missing Over Atlantic

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's Air Force says an Air France jet bound from Rio de Janeiro to Paris disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean and a search is under way near the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha.

An Air Force spokesman says the search and rescue mission was mounted Monday morning after the jet failed to make regular radio contact.

The spokesman said he could not immediately divulge how many people were on board the jet, or the make or flight number of the Air France jet.

He spoke on condition of anonymity, in keeping with Air Force policy.

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