Update January 7, 2015

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AirAsia jet tail found

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Left : A Malaysian Navy ship is seen from an Indonesian Air Force Super Puma helicopter during a search mission for AirAsia flight QZ8501 off the coast of Central Kalimantan. Right : View from the ship

Left : A Malaysian Navy ship is seen from an Indonesian Air Force Super Puma helicopter during a search mission for AirAsia flight QZ8501 off the coast of Central Kalimantan. Right : View from the ship

Fateh, 7 January 2015, Nirapad News : Indonesian search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located the tail of the aircraft underwater, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Wednesday. The tail of a crashed AirAsia jet has been found on the sea bed about 30 km (20 miles) from the plane’s last known location.

“We have found the tail that has been our main target today,” said Soelistyo. “The tail part has been found and confirmed at a position in our second priority sector.”

The tail is the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located.

The tail was identified by divers after it was spotted by an underwater machine using a sonar scan, Soelistyo said. He displayed underwater photographs showing partial lettering on the sunken object compared with a picture of an intact Airbus A320-200 in AirAsia livery.

The Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 plunged into the Java Sea on Dec. 28 en route from Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. No survivors have been found.

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