Page last updated at 09:22 GMT, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 10:22 UK

Schoolboy, 11, on missing flight

Advertisement

Parent-governor Alison Streatfeild-James on the missing pupil

A Bristol public school has confirmed one of its pupils was a passenger on the Air France plane that disappeared over the Atlantic.

The flight bound for Paris left Brazil's Rio de Janeiro on Sunday evening. It is believed to have flown into a storm.

Clifton College Preparatory School said Alexander Bjoroy, 11, was returning from Brazil after half-term break.

Headmaster John Milne said he was a "well-liked and respected boarder".

He said in a statement the boy "will be sorely missed".

Rescuers are continuing to search the waters in the Atlantic ocean for the plane which disappeared on Monday.

Mr Milne said: "Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with the family in Brazil at this time."

A special phone line has been set up for relatives and friends of those who were on the plane.

In France, the number is 0800 800 812.

In Brazil, the number is 0800 881 20 20 and for those in other countries the number is 0033 1 57 02 10 55.



Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific