French investigators have identified the bodies of 153 of the 228 passengers and crew who died in the 2009 crash of an Air France flight from Rio to Paris.

They found and identified 50 bodies shortly after the disaster.

The French interior ministry has said that a further 103 have been identified after wreckage was located in April and more bodies were taken from the floor of the Atlantic at a depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet).

All those on board were killed when flight AF447 crashed into the ocean on 1 June, 2009 after stalling and plunging 38,000 feet.

Investigators have so far stopped short of explicitly blaming the pilots, but their reports have highlighted mistakes they said were made on the flight deck.

Pilots' unions and Air France insist faulty flight equipment was mostly to blame.

Airbus and Air France are facing criminal probes in France and victims' families have laid the foundations for lawsuits.