Search area of AirAsia flight QZ8501 expanded

  • The search zone for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed into the sea has been expanded.  

    Indonesian officials have indicated that the plane’s tail, which holds the black boxes and some other parts, may have been located. 

    The flight from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 passengers and crew on board crashed on December 28. So far 37 bodies have been found. Most of the victims are Indonesians.

    Henry Bambang Soelistyo, who heads the country’s search and rescue unit, said teams were expanding the “priority search area”.

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