Search team finds tail of AirAsia plane

2015-01-07 07:42

Jakarta – Indonesian search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located the tail of the aircraft underwater.

“We have found the tail that has been our main target today,” agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo said today.

“The tail part has been found and confirmed at a position in our second priority sector.”

The tail is the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located.

The Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 plunged into the Java Sea on December 28 en route from Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. No survivors have been found.

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