- Daniel Roche found remains including a hand and the upper part of a leg
- They could be from one of two plane crashes at the site in 1950 and 1966
- Remains have been moved from the site and are due to be examined by experts
Body parts that could belong to passengers killed in one or other of two Air India plane crashes that took place more than 50 years ago have been found in the French Alps.
Daniel Roche, who has spent years combing the Bossons Glacier on Mont Blanc looking for remains, made the discovery on Thursday.
He said he had ‘never found any significant human remains before’ but this time he had found a hand and the upper part of a leg.
Mr Roche said the remains he had found could be of a female passenger from the 1966 Boeing 707 flight, as he also discovered one of the plane’s four jet engines.He contacted local emergency services in the Chamonix valley who took the remains down the mountain by helicopter.They are now due to be examined by experts.’These remains are probably not from the same person,’ said Stephane Bozon of the local gendarmerie. ‘They are probably from passengers, but between the two aircrafts, it’s difficult to say’.