Underwater Search Resumes for AirAsia Flight
The underwater search efforts for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 resume today after encountering difficulties over the weekend due to rough weather conditions.
As reported by The Guardian, five large objects have been located at the bottom of the Java Sea about 90 nautical miles off the coast of Borneo. The objects found are believed to be parts of the aircraft which went missing over the Java Sea last Sunday.
Around 20 planes and helicopters along with 27 ships from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States are involved in SAR operations, according to CBC News. The search for black boxes, pieces of the Airbus A320 and corpses continues as weather permits.
The cause of this incident is still not known.
The Flight QZ8501 disappeared while on its way from Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board.
Naval Today Staff, Image: AirAsia