Searchers asigned to look for the missing parts of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 have now recovered each black boxes from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and could have located the fuselage of the aircraft, an Indonesian professional said Tuesday, adding more portions to aid clear up the puzzle of what caused the disaster.
While the fuselage, or main body, of the plane is believed to have been found by a ship scanning for wreckage northeast of where the tail section was previously discovered, said Supriyadi, an operations coordinator at Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency who goes by only one name.
Forty-eight bodies have so far been recovered from the sea, some of them nonetheless strapped into seats. However greater than one hundred stay missing.
The overwhelming majority of the people on Flight QZ8501 were Indonesian. There were also citizens of Britain, France, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.
Both flight recorders have been taken to a lab in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, for analysis.
Investigators say they have already successfully downloaded the contents of the flight data recorder. But Mardjono cautioned that interpreting the information requires much more time.
After the download, investigators should have “a pretty good idea within a couple of days” of what happened aboard the plane, Mary Schiavo, a former inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said this week.
AirAsia flight’s black boxes recovered