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Air France Flight 447 was the last passenger jet to disappear in a deadly and mysterious crash before the Malaysia Airlines tragedy.

The Air France plane was en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro on June 1, 2009, when it hit a heavy thunderstorm and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil, carrying all 228 passengers and crew members to their deaths.

It took days for searchers to spot wreckage from the aircraft floating 600 miles from land, and it took more than two years for investigators to learn what happened and why.