Reports: Possible debris of Air France plane found

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian media are reporting that search planes may have spotted some signs of debris from the Air France jetliner missing in the Atlantic Ocean. But the air force isn't immediately confirming the reports.

Brazil's Globo TV quoted a ham radio operator who reported hearing air force radio traffic that debris possibly from the plane had been spotted about 700 kilometers (435 miles) north of the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.

And the Web site of the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper says air force radar has detected signs of oil and metal in the same area.

An air force spokesman says authorities cannot immediately confirm the reports. He spoke on condition of anonymity, in keeping with department policy.

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