Air France Jet Goes Missing

An Air France jet with 228 people on board has gone missing over the Atlantic Ocean, reports Reuters. The flight left Rio De Janeiro at 7 p.m. local time last night and was expected in Paris at 11:15 EDT. A spokesman for the company acknowledged that Flight AF 447 had disappeared. The plane vanished from Brazilian radar about three hours after taking off, meaning that the flight was closer to Brazil than to its French destination when it vanished. The Brazilian Air Force is searching for the plane off the country's coast.