Bianca Machado Cotta




Age: 25


Summary: Brazilian dermatologist and only known daughter of Brazil's top Federal University of Rio de Janeiro engineering professor and scientist Renato Machado Cotta who along with her husband Carlos Eduardo de Melo were among one of 228 passengers and crew members reported missing and presumed dead aboard on the ill-fated Paris-bound Air France Flight 447 after the jetliner mysteriously disappeared on May 31, 2009 and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during a violent tropical thunderstorm and severe turbulence off the northeastern Brazilian coast of Fernando de Noronha, in which the Brazilian Navy personnel recovered the first major wreckage and two bodies from the sea within five days of the accident, but the initial investigation conducted by France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) was hampered because the aircraft's flight recorders were not yet recovered from the ocean floor at the time.



Cause of Death: Airplane accident


Born: circa 1984


Died: June 1, 2009


Location: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil