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AirAsia Fuselage Found

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posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 04:57 PM
Located by underwater robots. See underwater photographs at the link site.

The main body of the crashed AirAsia plane has been located and photographed in the Java Sea, say officials.

Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen posted pictures taken by a Singaporean search robot on his Facebook page.

He said the words painted on the side of the wreckage confirmed the plane was flight QZ8501.

AirAsia lost contact with the flight on 28 December as it was flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board.

Dozens of bodies have been found but many of the passengers and crew are thought to still be inside the plane, which made finding the fuselage so important.


CNN saying divers will begin working tomorrow. Most bodies are expected to be there.

The head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Bambang Soelistyo, had said what they suspected was the fuselage had been spotted by search teams on Tuesday but that they were waiting for confirmation.

He said it was not yet clear whether there were bodies inside, but that authorities hoped that was the case.

Earlier in the day when the wreckage was being investigated by divers, the official co-ordinating the search, SB Supriyadi, said raising the fuselage would be a tricky operation and authorities would have to determine the best course of action.

"If it is not too heavy, we may lift the whole piece and evacuate the victims," said Mr Supriyadi.

"If it's too heavy, we may then swim into the fuselage and pull out the bodies one by one before lifting it."

edit on 1/14/2015 by ladyinwaiting because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 05:08 PM
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