No traces of the remaining passengers or debris from the downed plane were ever recovered.
debris displayed for photographers in Recife, Brazil, may appear scant, but there were two very suggestive details.
The first two minutes I was searching for words, the smoke and debris were filling lower Manhattan.
1708, from French débris "remains, waste, rubbish" (16c.), from obsolete debriser "break down, crush," from Old French de- (see de-) + briser "to break," from Late Latin brisare, possibly of Gaulish origin (cf. Old Irish brissim "I break").