Two passengers' names match those of Al Qaeda suspects, reports say. But experts caution that it's too early to tell if the link is legitimate.
A French submarine is heading to the area to help locate the plane's black boxes, which may be at the bottom of the ocean.
Information from "black boxes" and other sources could help prevent future accidents.
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An orange buoy, an aircraft seat, and oil sighted near to Flight 447's last reported position.
Air France reports a possible lightning strike. Airbus 330-200 has a good safety record.
With a good safety record and robust backup systems, the Airbus 330 wouldn't be easily downed by lightning, they say.
President Luiz Ignácio Lula da Silva met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris Wednesday before heading to the G-20 summit in Britain.