Air France pays $24,500 to victims’ families

Air France Airbus a330-200

Air France will pay the amount of 17,500 Euro (approximately $24,500) as initial compensation to each family of the victims from the crash of Flight 447.

Chief Executive Paul-Henri Gourgeon told France’s RTL Radio last Friday that Air France has already communicated with the families of the passengers and crew members who died when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1.  It was never easy for them to reach the relatives of the victims, who came from 32 countries.

Gourgeon also said they might hold a memorial for the victims of the said tragedy.

So far, only 50 bodies out of 228 passengers were found. Autopsies conducted show they suffered broken bones.