Searchers find tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in potential breakthrough

January 7, 2015 7:19 AM

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Searchers find tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in potential breakthrough

(CNN)Searchers have found the tail section of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in the murky depths of the Java Sea, raising hopes that the plane's black boxes might soon be recovered.

The tail section, marked with part of the airline's logo, was detected by sonar early Wednesday, said search and rescue chief Bambang Soelistyo.

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