The AirAsia #QZ8501 search team is working Day and Night, despite conditions out in the field, says the BASARNAS chief, adding that they are identifying everything, and they will ascertain everything that they find. 95% sure that the debris found is of the missing AirAsia plane, says BASARNAS
Singapore has offered two more naval assets with underwater capabilities, which will replace the corvette currently deployed in the search area. "In this tragedy, we in Singapore share (Indonesia's) grief and sorrow," wrote Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.
Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief said Tuesday that just three bodies had been recovered so far in the search for the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea, after another official said 40 had been found.
"Today we evacuated three bodies and they are now in the warship Bung Tomo," Bambang Soelistyo told a news conference in Jakarta, adding that they were two females and one male.
Navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir told AFP earlier that according to naval radio a warship had recovered more than 40 bodies from the sea. But he later said that report was a miscommunication by his staff.
The Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people crashed Sunday en route from Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya to Singapore, with wreckage recovered near its last known location.
Dive teams, with 11 personnel, will head to Pangkalan Bun, the nearest port to where the objects are located, says BASARNAS. Divers should be used to find objects as the depth of the location is 25 to 30 metres deep
Missing Air Asia Flight Qz8501,
Air Asia Flight QZ 8501 Airbus A320-200,
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Missing Air Asia Flight QZ 8501,