6 Bodies Recovered As Sonar Detects Wreckage of Missing AirAsia Plane

 

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Sonar equipment being used by Indonesian searchers has detected wreckage from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 at the bottom of the sea.

The discovery came a day after three bodies and debris from the missing plane were from the aircraft was found in a large island shared among Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

Indonesian officials have confirmed that six bodies have been recovered so far, but it’s still unclear whether the aircraft is in one piece of broken up.

Indonesian search and rescue chief Bambang Soelistyo said on Wednesday that one of the females found was wearing a flight attendant’s uniform.

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes apologized to family members of the deceased throught his tweeter account.

He tweeted: “My heart is filled with sadness for all the families involved in QZ 8501,”

“On behalf of AirAsia my condolences to all. Words cannot express how sorry I am.”

Flight 8501 was operated by AirAsia’s Indonesian affiliate.

Further searching found floating objects believed to be the bodies of passengers, and then what appeared to be an emergency exit of the plane. Officials sent other search teams racing to the area.

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