A plane of AirAsia at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.(IANS)

Missing AirAsia: Debris Found, Recovery of Bodies Underway

After the aerial hunt for two days, debris of the plane AirAsia flight QZ8501 and bodies of the victims have been found in the Java Sea on Tuesday.

An official reportedly said that for the time being it can be confirmed that it’s the AirAsia plane. As per reports, significant things such as a passenger door and cargo door have been found during the search.

The Indonesian officials have reportedly said that they spotted several bodies floating in waters near where the missing AirAsia flight was last seen. The bodies found were brought to an Indonesian navy ship reportedly.

Meanwhile, an Indonesian official said that about 10 big objects and many more small white-coloured objects have been spotted. He added, “The position is 10 kilometres (six miles) from the location the plane was last captured by radar.”

The hunt for the missing AirAsia flight was continuing in the Java Sea with expanded search operations on Tuesday. About 30 ships, 15 fixed-wing aircraft and seven helicopters from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia had been scouring the missing flight in some 10,000 square nautical miles.

The AirAsia QZ8501 Flight from Indonesia to Singapore, which has disappeared with 162 passengers onboard on Sunday, had believed to be crashed and was expected to be at the bottom of the sea.

On Monday, while China has extended its support in the search assuring that it would send a warship and an air force jet to search the missing AirAsia plane, South Korea sent a surveillance plane to join the Indonesia-led search operation.

Meanwhile, Thailand has also said it would provide an aircraft to join the hunt on Tuesday.

Out of 162 on board, 155 were passengers and seven crew members, in which most of them are said to be Indonesians. During crash, the plane was reportedly at 32,000 feet over Java Sea in Indonesian territory.

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