40 Bodies Found from Missing AirAsia Plane

40 Bodies Found from Missing AirAsia Plane
Tue Dec 30, 2014 14:25:38

At least 40 bodies have been spotted and six recovered from missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 amid reports that the plane door and emergency slide belonging to the passenger jet have been found and a “shadow” spotted on the seabed. ‌

The bodies so far found have been brought to an Indonesian Navy ship, National Search and Rescue Director Supriyadi told. The corpses were swollen, but intact, and did not have life jackets on, he said, as cited by AP.

Several family members of missing passengers burst into tears or fainted when they saw footage of bodies floating in the water.

It comes after objects that resemble an emergency slide, plane door, and a square box-like item have been spotted 10km from the last position of the missing AirAsia jet, according to Indonesian authorities. 

“We spotted about 10 big objects and many more small white-colored objects which we could not photograph,” Indonesian Air Force official Agus Dwi Putranto said at a press conference.


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