AirAsia plane's wreckage drifts more than 50km
The wreckage of the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501 reportedly drifted more than 50km from the crash site as bad weather hampered search operations temporarily.
Johannesburg: The wreckage of the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501 reportedly drifted more than 50km from the crash site as bad weather hampered search operations temporarily.
According to News 24, Vice Air Marshal Sunarbowo Sandi, search and rescue coordinator in Pangkalan Bun on Borneo island, said that all the wreckage found has drifted more than 50km from yesterday`s location.
He added that the search teams were expecting those bodies to end up on beaches.
Meanwhile, the search for more bodies of crash victims has resumed with the weather clearing up today.
DNA samples and medical data of many relatives of the victims of the air crash have been taken to help identify the bodies.
Indonesian rescuers have recovered various bits of debris including passenger luggage and bodies floating in the water.
At least two of the bodies have been unloaded from an Indonesian naval command ship called the Bung Tomo to the airport in Pangkalan Bun.
AirAsia flight QZ8501, flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board, lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday.