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SAR Divers Find Tail of QZ8501

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 8 January 2015 (06:00 HK time)

Indonesias Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) has confirmed that on Wednesday the SAR team retrieved a visual confirmation of the tail part of QZ 8501s aircraft.

The visual confirmation was made following underwater documentation of the aircrafts tail and small wreckage, which showed the planes registration number (PK-AXC), captured by the SAR teams sea divers.

The tail part was found in the additional focus search area (approximately 30 kms from the primary focus area).

Sunu Widyatmoko, Chief Executive Officer AirAsia Indonesia, said, We would like to extend our appreciation to all authorities and personnel that has been involved in the SAR operation ... The latest finding is indeed an breakthrough for all of us who have been anxiously waiting for further development on the SAR operation.

To date, a total of 40 remains have been recovered.

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AirAsia, AirAsia X, Sunu Widyatmoko, Indonesia, Changi, Singapore, Surabaya, Borneo, Kalimantan, Java

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