updated 7/1/2009 2:44:11 PM ET 2009-07-01T18:44:11

Brazilian officials say they've identified the remains of 21 more people who were aboard an Air France jet when it plunged into the Atlantic Ocean last month.

Authorities say 17 newly identified victims were foreign and four were Brazilian. They did not give more specific nationalities.

The Public Safety Department in Brazil's northeastern Pernambuco state is identifying the victims. It says fingerprints, DNA and dental records were used.

The remains of 51 people have been recovered, and 35 have been identified. Their names have not been released at their families' request.

Air France Flight 447 crashed early June 1 with 228 people on board. The cause of the crash hasn't been determined.


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