Bodies, Wreckage of AirAsia Jet Found in the Java Sea

Bodies, Wreckage of AirAsia Jet Found in the Java Sea

At least 40 bodies of passengers from AirAsia flight 8501 were recovered by rescue crews from the Java Sea, Indonesia.

After three days of searching  for the plane carrying 162 passengers aboard, dozens of bodies were found in the waters of the Java Sea, 160km off the coast of Borneo Island. The images taken by a rescue team show some sunk luggage, a plane door and an emergency slide floating.

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After officials confirmed that bodies and debris were from the AirAsia plane and uncensored footage of the corpses floating in the sea was showed by local TV station, relatives of the crash victims collapsed in grief, some fainted and were taken to hospital. The recovery operation continues.

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The Airbus A320-200 was 42 minutes into its flight from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday when it vanished with 162 people on board. There were no immediate reports of any survivors, although the presence of a life raft might raise hopes people survived the crash.


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