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AirAsia QZ8501Crash: 30 Dead Bodies Recovered, Two Large Objects Found

AirAsia QZ8501 search underway
AirAsia QZ8501 search underway

Indonesian officials say that search teams searching the Java Sea for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have found “two large objects”. The Indonesian weather agency has said that bad weather was the “biggest factor” behind the air crash.

The jet disappeared with 162 people on board while flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore last Sunday. Thus far 30 bodies have been recovered in the search. No survivors have been found and the main sections of the Airbus A320 have not been retrieved. Most of the dead bodies are thought to have been trapped in the plane’s fuselage.

Search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo said an underwater vehicle was being lowered to take pictures. “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.