by Marisa Rodrigues
A Portuguese Air Force helicopter flew, this Thursday afternoon, over Praia da Luz, in the Algarve, to make an aerial photographic reconnaissance of the areas where Maddie's may be found.
This action was taken at the request of investigators from the Scotland Yard, who were this morning in a meeting with the Judiciary Police in Faro, to plan the searches and excavations of the land areas, among other matters.
The British detectives suspect the child's body may have been buried in these sites, located in the vicinity of the Ocean Club, where the child was holidaying with her parents when she disappeared in May 2007.
This was the first visible step on the ground since the searches and excavations were authorized by the Attorney General's Office.
The cost of this flight, like with the other investigative steps [asked by the British], will be covered by the British authorities.
in Jornal de Notícias, May 8 , 2014