Air France body
The father of a passenger from the Air France flight that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 said the removal of a body from the sea provided some relief for victims' families.

Nelson Marinho, president of the Brazilian Association of Relatives of Victims of Air France Flight 447, was reacting to news of a remote-controlled submarine removing a body from the deep sea wreckage of the plane.

The body was still strapped into the seat, making the recovery difficult, according to a statement from French police.

A tissue sample from the newly-raised body will be sent back to France, but it is uncertain whether DNA testing will enable identification.

The discovery comes nearly two years after 50 bodies were found during the first search effort.