#AirAsia QZ8501 crash: 6 bodies including flight attendant found in Java sea

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Search and rescue officials have recovered six more bodies, three male and three female including one of flight attendant from Java sea, taking the number of bodies recovered in #AirAsia QZ8501 crash to 46.

As per reports, three bodies were recovered late on Tuesday while three bodies were recovered on Wednesday morning despite bad weather conditions prevailing in Java sea.

Earlier on Tuesday, Indonesian officials shad spotted several bodies floating in waters of Java sea after #AirAsia QZ8501 crash in the area on December 28.

The swollen bodies of 46 passengers had been retrieved so rescue workers.

“The bodies were intact but without any life jackets which suggests that flight crew didn’t have much time to respond to crisis before the crash,” said an Indonesian rescue official.

Indonesia had engaged 15 ships and 30 aircrafts to search the area from where the AirAsia QZ8501 flight had lost contact with ATC.

Earlier on Monday, Australian planes had spotted some objects, suspected to be of #AirAsia QZ8501 flight in Java sea near East Belitung.

The Air Asia Airbus 320 has reportedly taken a different route after taking off from Surabaya in Indonesia on December 28 and it was reportedly flying over an area, experiencing heavy thunderstorms.

#AirAsia QZ8501 flight had lost contact with Air Traffic Controller 42 minutes after taking off from Indonesia to Singapore. There was 162 persons on board including 7 crew personnel and 155 persons were Indonesian national while three were from South Korea and one each from UK, France, Malaysia and Singapore.

Indonesian government had said that no distress signal was received from pilot. Malaysian PM had issued in a statement issued said that it was ready to provide assistance to Indonesia.

AirAsia has set up an emergency line for family or friends of those who may be on board and they can call on phone number +622 129 850 801 for info on missing flight.