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Air France jet vanishes off Brazilian coast;'hit by electric fault'

Missing Air France jet 'hit by electric fault'

* Story Highlights
* French passenger carrying 228 people disappears
* Aircraft vanished off coast of Brazil, airline officials say
* Jet was heading for Paris from Rio de Janeiro
CNN's Mario Ramos charts the flight path of the missing Air France passenger jet bound for Paris from Rio de Janeiro.

PARIS, France (CNN -- An Air France plane missing over the Atlantic with 228 people aboard reported electrical problems in stormy weather before it lost contact, the airline said Monday, describing the loss as a "catastrophe."
The incident involves an Air France Airbus A330-200.

The incident involves an Air France Airbus A330-200.

The Airbus A330-200 sent automatic messages signaling equipment failure as it hit turbulence early in its 11-hour flight from Rio de Janeiro to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, Air Fran

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Added: Jun-1-2009 
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