Two large objects reportedly of the missing AirAsia plane QZ8501 found floating
Search teams have been working for the past week to find the dead bodies and wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 and they have reported that they are able to see two large objects floating.
The officials were able to recover 30 bodies so far and there have not been any survivors found since search operations began. Most of the bodies are thought to have been inside the plane. Soelistyo also said that the Indonesian Navy ship’s sonar has detected two large objects.
He said, “We found oil slicks and huge objects at 23:40 (16:40 GMT) last night. I am confident these are parts of the missing AirAsia plane that we are looking for. As I speak we are lowering an ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) to get an actual picture of the objects detected on the sea floor. All are at the depth of 30 metres.”
He added that the objects were 10 metres by five and the strong currents in the ocean made it difficult to operate underwater vehicles. Media has expressed hope that the objects could give answers to the questions of the search team and the plane’s black box flight recorders are being searched for, even though there have been no signals picked up from the plane.
The weather agency that analysed the weather in the area has said that the plane has likely flown into a storm which must have cut off all signals and made the plane crash into the water beneath.