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Indonesia: Bodies found near site where plane disappeared

Indonesian officials say bodies recovered near site where AirAsia plane disappeared

A relative of passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 prays at the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indon...
Officers of Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) check a map at their command center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java,...
Relatives of passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East...

Indonesia Plane

A relative of passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 prays at the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indon...

Indonesia Plane

Officers of Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) check a map at their command center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java,...

Indonesia Plane

Relatives of passengers of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at the crisis center at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East...

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter on Borneo island Tuesday said they have recovered several bodies floating in waters near where the missing AirAsia flight was last seen. Images on local television showed at least one bloated corpse.

The bodies, swollen but intact, were brought to an Indonesian navy ship, National Search and Rescue Director SB Supriyadi told reporters in the nearest town, Pangkalan Bun. The corpses did not have life jackets on.

Navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir confirmed the discovery to TVOne, saying several victims were found, but he did not indicate whether they were dead or alive. Air Force spokesman Hadi Tjahjanto told MetroTV at least one body was found.


Updated : 2021-01-23 23:28 GMT+08:00