Pings Detected For Missing Airasia Plane’s Black Box | Search continues

The searchers continue for the plane crashed.

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Weather in the SAR area for tomorrow (Sunday) is forecasted to be much better with waves likely to decrease and remain at 2-3 metres. The officials have also announced that sonar equipment detected two large objects on the ocean floor which may be the wreckage of flight QZ 8501. The 12 remains consisting of 9 male and 3 female arrived today at Bhayangkara Hospital, Surabaya to undergo the identification process.

Flight QZ8501 — carrying 162 passengers and crew — dropped off the radar Sunday during its route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. The tail reportedly was located Wednesday.

Investigator Santoso Sayogo told Reuters on Friday that it appeared the black box was no longer in the jet’s tail, which the team was working to recover. Divers were deployed to find the box’s exact location.

“We received an update from the field that the pinger locator already detected pings,” he told Reuters. “We have our fingers crossed it is the black box. Divers need to confirm. Unfortunately it seems it’s off from the tail. But the divers need to confirm the position.” Read more…

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