Bad weather hampered but did not halt efforts to recover more bodies from the AirAsia Flight 8501 crash site in the Java Sea, USA Today reported.
The bodies of 30 victims of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 plane crash have been recovered as internationally-backed search operations attempt to locate the remainder of the wreckage amid rough weather conditions.
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We have now 65 ships, 14 planes and 19 helicopters in operation for the rescue and evacuation of #AirAsia8501
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The search team is currently using sophisticated sonar equipment and metal detectors, AP reported.
The crews hope that when the fuselage is located it will have along with it some 150 passengers and cabin staff still missing, bringing some form of closure to relatives.