Divers search for black boxes in crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-08 09:31

Indonesia – Divers were hoping to zero in on AirAsia Flight 8501’s black boxes today, after search and recovery operations got a much-needed boost with the discovery of a chunk of the plane’s tail – nearly two weeks after it plummeted into the sea, killing everyone onboard.

The wreckage was found upside down and partially buried in the sea floor about 9km from where the Airbus A320 carrying 162 passengers and crew lost contact with the control tower on December 28. The plane was nearly halfway between the Indonesian city of Surabaya and Singapore.

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