Objects found on ocean floor during search
Ships searching for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have pinpointed two “big objects” on the sea floor, the head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said on Saturday.The Airbus A320-200 plunged into the Java Sea on Sunday while en route from Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya to Singapore. No survivors have been found.
“We have detected two objects underwater (at) 30 metres depth,” said search and rescue agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo. “At this moment we are operating the ROV to take pictures of the objects.”
A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters have been scouring the northern Java Sea and coastline of southern Borneo to recover the bodies of victims and locate the wreck of Flight QZ8501 and its black box flight recorders.