In breaking news, it is believed that debris of the missing Air France jet has been found  in the Atlantic ocean, although details are incredibly sketchy at this time.
Brazil’s Globo TV quoted a ham radio operator who reported hearing air force radio traffic that debris possibly from the plane, that was carrying 228 people, had been spotted about 435 miles north of the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
And the Web site of the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper says air force radar has detected signs of oil and metal in the same area.
An air force spokesman says authorities cannot immediately confirm the reports. He spoke on condition of anonymity, in keeping with department policy.
ABC TV’s Lateline  (which I was watching for unrelated reasons) reported a few minutes ago that the sighted wreckage includes seats.
I suppose that’s a good sign. If seats have survived, then there is a chance that people have survived.