AirAsia Flight 8501 Search: At Least 40 Bodies From Missing Plane Found In Java Sea

Update as of 6:00 a.m. EST: AirAsia on Tuesday evening confirmed that the debris recovered from the Java Sea earlier in the day was from Flight QZ8501. The plane went missing Sunday after requesting for a route change in bad weather.

“The debris of the aircraft was found in the Karimata Strait around 110 nautical miles south west from Pangkalan Bun,” according to a statement from the airline. The area of the Java Sea where the debris was found is roughly halfway between Surabaya, Indonesia, from where the plane took off, and Singapore, its destination. Read More…

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