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Wreckages Of Missing AirAsia Plane Found As 30 Bodies Recovered


The Indonesian search team at the bottom of the Java Sea, for the remains of AirAsia flight QZ8501 which was declared missing last Sunday morning has found two big objects in the flight wreckage, while total of 30 dead bodies have been recovered so far.

The country’s head of rescue and search agency, Bambang Soelistyo revealed Saturday that the large objects were detected by sonar from an Indonesian Navy ship.

He affirmed: “We found oil slicks and huge objects at 23:40 (16:40 GMT) last night. I am confident these are parts of the missing AirAsia plane that we are looking for”, adding that the huge objects were 10 metres by five (32ft by 16ft) but complained strong currents of the water has been making operations with underwater vehicle extremely difficult.

Pictures of operations under the sea, according to Soelistyo have also been taken with the aid of underwater vehicle. He also informed that bodies of many victims have been trapped in the Singapore – bound A320 airbus fuselage.

His agency, he indicated was presently lowering an ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) to get an actual picture of the objects detected on the sea floor, which the depth has been estimated at 30 metres.

In the meatime, the Indonesian weather agency has officially confirmed that poor weather was responsible for the crash of the plane, which had on board 162 passengers.

The jet disappeared while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore last Sunday, after a failed request by the pilots, seeking permission from Jakarta air traffic control to change course, so as to climb above bad weather in an area known for bad thunderstorms.


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