The Brazilian Military has been heading to the location where another jetliner reported seeing flames on the ocean previously.
When the Brazilian military planes arrived they found a 3 mile long path of debris from the Air France jet carrying 228 people.
The ocean depth at the crash location is about 3 miles. With the area and depth of the crash scene, it will be very difficult to track down the cockpit and the blackbox, which records much of the flight data.
A few unverifiable objects (life vests, seats) have been found among the mostly unidentifiable wreckage, but no signs of any of the 228 aboard at this point.
There is still only speculation to what caused this crash. It is known the flight hit heavy weather and it seems there was little time for the pilots to make a Mayday call.
Our thoughts go out to all those who are affected by this tragic loss.