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Russian SAR Team Joins AirAsia QZ8501 Search

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Sunday, 4 January 2015

Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) has said it has thus far recovered 30 remains from the search area of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501.

The search process is still underway with a Russian SAR team joining the mission, strengthening the operation led by BASARNAS.

Weather in the SAR area for today (Sunday) is forecast to be much better with waves likely to decrease to roughly 2-3 metres in size.

Sonar equipment has also detected two large objects on the ocean floor which may be the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501.

To date, the Disaster Victim Identification Police Department of Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) has identified a total of 6 passengers while the 24 remaining remains are still being identified.

The remains identification process is being supported by DVI experts from Singapore and South Korea.

Related news: Cockpit Voice Recorder of AirAsia QZ8501 Lifted from Sea, SAR Divers Recover Flight Data Recorder of AirAsia QZ8501, Tail of AirAsia QZ8501 Lifted from Java Sea, SAR Divers Find Tail of QZ8501, Search for AirAsia QZ8501 Continues, Russian SAR Team Joins AirAsia QZ8501 Search, Debris from AirAsia QZ8501 Found in Karimata Strait and AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Surabaya and Singapore.

See also: Aviation Industry Addressing Aircraft Tracking Options, Airlines Evaluating SITAs Enhanced Aircraft Tracking Capability and Inmarsat to Provide Free Global Airline Tracking Service.

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