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AirAsia QZ8501 black box recorder search continues

AirAsia QZ8501 black box recorder search continues

Investigators have resumed their search for the missing flight data recorders from downed AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501.

As weather improves in the Java Sea, large items thought to be sections of the plane gave been located.

However, bad weather has so far prevented search teams from reaching the wreckage.

Flight QZ8501 was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday, December 28th when it disappeared from radar.

There were 137 adult passengers, 17 children and one infant, along with two pilots and five crew, on board the plane.


A total of 37 bodies have so far been pulled from the water.

Investigators expect to find the majority of those still missing in the wreckage of the plane.

Divers from Indonesia and Russia have been deployed to the search area as the search continues.

Officials have said the plane was travelling at 32,000 feet when the pilots requested to climb to 38,000ft to avoid bad weather.

However, the plane disappeared before the request was granted.