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30 Bodies, Some Still Strapped to their Seats, Recovered from AirAsia Flight So Far


Though they had been hampered by bad weather, including torrential rain storm, search teams for AirAsia Flight 8501 have now pulled more than 30 bodies from the Java Sea over the past few days since the wreckage was discovered.

However, they are still struggling to locate the plane's black box recorder to aid investigations into what exactly caused the crash.

Today's total  of 21 bodies is the largest rescue of the search so far, and the number of bodies recovered has now risen from nine to 30, as dive teams say some were found still strapped into their seats.

The news of further discoveries came as more corpses, including that of an 11-year-old boy,
were identified and handed back to their weeping relatives at a police hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia.

While the black box has eluded search boats so far, this afternoon crews announced they have found the tail of the plane sitting 100ft below the ocean's surface using sonar devices.

It is still not known what caused the Airbus A320-200 to plunge into the ocean on Sunday and the plane's black box recorder, which will contain vital information, has yet to be located.

Read more/pictures - MailOnline




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