Fifth large object found in AirAsia Flight 8501 search as bad weather frustrates divers

January 4, 2015 8:23 AM

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Bad weather prevented divers from closely examining possible wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea Sunday, as a group of Indonesian meteorological experts claimed that an engine problem related to icing was the most likely weather-related factor that may have caused the crash.

Despite a massive international search and recovery operation, so far only 31 bodies have been found, due in large part to bad weather. Officials believe many of the remaining 131 passengers and crew are strapped to their seats inside the plane, which crashed Dec. 28 at roughly the halfway point of ...

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