Indonesia finds #AirAsia QZ8501 flight's wreckage: reports

North Gazette News/New Delhi
Indonesian authorities have reportedly found #AirAsia QZ8501 flight’s wreckage at the bottom of Java sea with the help of sonar equipments on Wednesday morning.

As per reports, #AirAsia QZ8501 flight’s wreckage has been found in Java sea, raising hopes of solving the mystery behind crash that went missing on December 28 with 162 persons onboard.

The search and rescue officials have also 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.

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.

#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.