AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Main Body & Black Box Found


Airbus investigator by tail section of plane in Pangkalan Bun (12 Jan 2015)

Divers have now recovered both the black boxes from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and may have located the fuselage of the plane. The fuselage, or main body, of the plane is believed to have been found northeast of where the tail section was previously located, said Supriyadi, an operations coordinator at Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency who goes by only one name.

But he said he hasn’t seen the full report on the reported discovery yet — and it hasn’t been confirmed so far by the head of the search and rescue agency.

The discovery of the fuselage would be a significant development, as officials have suggested that many of the bodies of the people on board the plane are likely to be found with it.

A total of 48 bodies have so far been recovered from the sea, some of them still strapped into seats. But that leaves more than 100 missing.