AirAsia flight QZ8501: Tail of crashed plane found

UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2015 02:06 PM IST
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Indonesian search teams discovered the tail of the Indonesia AirAsia airliner that crashed on December 28 into waters off Borneo with 162 people on board, a government official said on Wednesday. The discovery was deemed significant as the black boxes containing cockpit voice and flight data recorders are located in an aircraft's tail area. The section of plane was identified using an underwater remote operated vehicle. "We have successfully obtained part of the plane that has been our target," search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo said. "The tail portion has been confirmed found."

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