The search and rescue efforts for AirAsia flight
QZ8501, led by Indonesia's
National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), today enters its
The search operation area has been expanded to the east
part of the Java Sea following the underwater current forecast.
More than 80 deep sea divers have been deployed in order to get a
visual confirmation on two large objects – suspected to be part of
the aircraft’s fuselage – captured by the sonar device on Saturday
as well as the aircraft’s blackbox.
BASARNAS recovered four more remains on Sunday
as well as debris such as the emergency exit window, luggage,
passenger seats and survival kits, which are believed to be from
BASARNAS has recovered 34 remains, of which nine remains have been
identified by the Disaster Victim Identification Police Department
of Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) with 25 remains awaiting
identification. As many as seven DVI experts from Singapore have
also arrived today to support the identification process. A number
of DVI experts from South Korea and Australia will also support
DVI POLRI to identify the victims today.
SAR efforts will continue today (Monday) with
waves forecast to be at 2 – 2.5 meters. The priority of the search is
now on deep sea diving in the area where the aircraft body is said
to be located. China will be assisting with the search for the blackbox.
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