Brazil’s air force has said planes searching for the lost Air France airliner found signs of plane wreckage about 350 miles off the coast today.
Seats and other debris was floating in the Atlantic along the path that a missing Airbus was flying with 228 people on board.
An air force spokesman said the seats were spotted by search planes this morning but could not immediately confirm they were from the plane.
Also spotted were small white pieces of debris, material that may be metallic and signs of oil and kerosene, which is used as jet fuel.
The debris was found about 400 miles north-east of the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.