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Search teams scouring the Java Sea for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have found "two large objects", Indonesian officials say.
Mr Soelistyo said on Saturday that the large objects had been detected by sonar from an Indonesian navy ship.
"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," he said.
He said the larger of the objects was 10 metres by five (32ft by 16ft) but that strong currents made operating the underwater vehicle difficult.
"As I speak we are lowering an ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) to get an actual picture of the objects detected on the sea floor. All are at the depth of 30 metres."
originally posted by: Daughter2
REVEALED: AirAsia flight QZ8501 did not have a permit to be flying deadly route on the day it plunged into the sea as investigators announce they have found 'four big objects' in search for lost jet
The plane had been flying on an unauthorised schedule when it crashed
The airliner has now been suspended from flying the route from the city of Surabaya to Singapore
Search team came across 'two big objects' in the Java Sea off the island of Borneo late on Friday night
The plane was reportedly flying on an unauthorised schedule when it crashed on Sunday
This comes as 21 bodies were pulled from Java Sea - the largest number of search so far
New discoveries bring total found to 30 as another 132 remain missing
Five of those found today were still strapped into their seats, officials say
Crews have found tail end of plane, but still no sign of black box recorder
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
AirAsia Indonesia did not have a license to fly the Surabaya-to-Singapore route on Sunday that ended in tragedy, it has been revealed.
The airline was approved to fly the route four days a week but it did not include Sunday.