July 2, 2009
Posted: 1800 GMT
We've learned more chilling information on the last seconds of Air France flight 447 and what passengers must have felt as they plunged to their deaths in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1st.
According to the French air investigation agency, the doomed Airbus did not break up in flight, but plunged vertically into the water, disintegrating on impact. It all happened so fast, that passengers had no time to prepare for an emergency: we were told life vests were found floating amongst the debris, uninflated.
We'll go live to Paris where our Paula Newton is following the story and we will speak live with an aviation expert on what the new information means.
Also today, we'll go live to Honduras where our Karl Penhaul is reporting on the post-coup atmosphere in the central American country. Will the deposed President Manuel Zelaya return to his country? Will the new military supported government bow to international pressure and re-instate Zelaya? We'll ask the questions.
Plus, I'll be speaking to a Hamas spokesman from Gaza for his group's response to an Amnesty International report accusing both the Israelis and Hamas of having violated humanitarian law during Israel's January incursion. We spoke to Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev a few hours ago and wanted to balance our coverage with the Hamas response.
I'll also ask about reports that a deal may be in the works to free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who's been in captivity for three years now.
Plus, the latest from Wall Street (where it's a bad day) and an interview with Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt (an Idesk favorite).
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