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Recovery ship at Air France crash site in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A French investigation agency says a recovery ship has arrived in the area where an Air France jet crashed off Brazil's coast about two years ago.

All 228 people aboard the Airbus aircraft were killed when Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed June 1, 2009. The cause of the crash remains unclear.

The agency said in a statement that the private cable-laying ship Ile de Sein arrived at the wreckage spot early Tuesday morning and that an underwater robot will be used to help locate and recover the flight recorders in the jetliner's rear section.

Experts have said that without retrieving the voice and data recorders there would be almost no chance of determining what caused the crash -- the worst disaster in Air France's history.

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