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Update on Search for AirAsia QZ 8501

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 7 January 2015 (06:30 HK time)

The search and rescue operation of AirAsia flight QZ 8501, led by Indonesia's Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), enters its eleventh day today.

More than 40 vessels and 20 helicopters were deployed on Tuesday, they focused on finding the exact location of the planes wreckage as well as the black box.

The weather was cloudy with light rain and waves at 23 meters. However, diver-visibility was limited as the underwater current was still strong at around 4-5 knots.

To date, a total of 39 remains, of which 16 have been identified, have been recovered.

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