AirAsia plane wreckage found, bodies being recovered
30 December, 2014
The bodies of several victims have been recovered from the missing AirAsia flight, the Indonesian Navy said. Objects resembling parts of the plane, as well as what was thought to be the plane’s outline underwater, were seen in the search area.
Western Indonesia Air Force operation commander Air Vice Marshal Agus Dwi Putranto (L) briefs crews before a search and rescue operation for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, in Jakarta on December 30, 2014 (AFP Photo)
Airforce soldiers onboard a Hercules C130 stand monitor the Belitung Timur sea during search operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 near Belitung island (Reuters / Wahyu Putro)
The sea depth where the debris was found is between 25 and 30 meters, so divers will be used in the recovery operation, Indonesian search and rescue agency BASARNAS stated.