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AirAsia QZ8501 Crash: Attempts To Raise The Fuselage Begin


Rescue teams have begun an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea last month on December 28, killing all 162 on board.

fuselage of AirAsiaQZ8501 to be raised
fuselage of AirAsiaQZ8501 to be raised

According to details the initial attempt was unsuccessful as ropes around the fuselage snapped. Poor weather and difficult sea conditions have been hampering the rescue operation since the main section of the aircraft was found. Moreover, rescue teams have recovered another four bodies which now brings the total to 69, with more thought to be inside the fuselage. Divers managed to enter the main section of the fuselage for the first time on Friday, January 23.

The Indonesian officials, on the other hand are speculating that the Airbus A320-200 may have climbed too fast to try to avoid a storm and stalled. The jet was flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore when it met the accident. Earlier, the plane’s cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder were found last week.