Seventeen bodies have been recovered from Air France Flight 447 debris, according to Brazilian military authorities

Seventeen bodies have been recovered from last week's crash of an Air France jetliner off the South American coast, according to Brazil's military.

The Brazilian navy and air force say they found nine bodies in the Atlantic Ocean, where the Airbus A330-200 went down. The crew of a French vessel taking part in the search has found eight, military officials told reporters Sunday evening.

Seventeen bodies have now been recovered from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, but the cause of last week’s crash is still a mystery. New reports say at least a dozen other flights traveling in the same area at around the same time had no problems with weather conditions.

John Cox is president and CEO of Safety Operating Systems. He’s flown Airbus jetliners and is familiar with their controls and systems. He spoke to John Roberts on CNN’s “American Morning” Monday.