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Sonar Detects Wreckage From AirAsia Flight QZ8501 On Sea Floor

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JAKARTA – Indonesian searchers using sonar equipment have located wreckage from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 at the bottom of the Java Sea, a search and rescue official said on Wednesday. At the moment, they still don’t know if it’s in one piece or broken up, said the official, Hernato, who goes by one name.

It’s still unclear whether the aircraft is in one piece of broken up, said Hernato, a search and rescue official who goes by one name.

The grim discovery Tuesday of parts of the missing plane and several bodies on the surface of the sea dealt a heartbreaking blow to families whose loved ones were lost.

Debris was found 100-200 kilometers (60-120 miles) from the aircraft’s last known location over the Java Sea, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said. – CNN

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