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Bodies retrieved from Indonesian waters

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, December 30 2014 Dec 30, 2014 December 30, 2014 3:11 AM December 30, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Six bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters have painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and was lost to searchers for more than two days.

The bodies were found about 100 miles from land and 6 miles from the plane's last known coordinates. The plane vanished Sunday on its way from Indonesia to Singapore after encountering storm clouds.

The six bodies have been recovered and taken to an Indonesian navy ship. The Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base says the bodies were not wearing life jackets.

The discovery came after several pieces of red, white and black debris were spotted in the Java Sea near Borneo island. AirAsia planes are red and white.

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