We now know the identities of some of the passengers that were flying on Air France’s Flight 447, which disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean this morning. We’ll provide information on more as details become available.
Relatives confirm Brazil’s Prince Pedro Luís of Orléans-Braganza, born in 1983 and fourth in line for the crown, was on the plane.
Sky News reports the three Irish nationals on board were all women in their 20s, best friends on holiday in Brazil. Local reports say that Aisling Butler of Roscrea, Co Tipperary, Jane Deasy of Dublin and Eithne Walls of Belfast, who graduated together from Trinity College in Dublin, were on the plane.
The Michelin tire company has stated three of their executives were on board, including Luiz Roberto Anastacio, the president of their South American operations.