Hunt for Flight 8501 intensifies

January 2, 2015 6:50 AM

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Hunt for Flight 8501 intensifies

Indonesia's Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo said efforts would be stepped up as long as the weather allowed.

"We will focus on underwater detection," he said, adding ships from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S. had been on the scene since before dawn Friday to try to pinpoint wreckage and the all-important black boxes -- the flight data and cockpit voice recorders.

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