AirAsia QZ8501: Divers unable to find black boxes
Indonesian Navy divers have not been able to trace the flight recorders from the tail section of AirAsia QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea while carrying 162 passengers and crew members, on the 28th of December.
Indonesia's search and rescue team found the tail of the plane 30m under water on Wednesday morning, sparking hopes that the recorders, commonly known as black boxes, might also be located.
Less than favourable weather conditions however, have made it impossible for rescue divers to further examine the crash site.
National Search and Rescue Chief, Henry Bambang Soelistyo, has said that they are discussing different options to lift the tail out of the ocean but that approval from air crash investigators needs to be secured.
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