Sonar locates AirAsia plane at bottom of Java Sea: Relatives of lost passengers devastated as bodies, debris surface, report says

December 31, 2014 2:13 PM

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Sonar locates AirAsia plane at bottom of Java Sea: Relatives of lost passengers devastated as bodies, debris surface, report says

Traumatized relatives, after two tense days of searching and waiting, soon realized all 162 people aboard were gone after seeing footage of a man’s body while keeping vigil at the Surabaya airport. More than 100 rattled family members will begin traveling Wednesday to the town of Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, to start identifying their loved ones.

Bad weather hindered recovery efforts early Wednesday, but Indonesian searchers using sonar equipment have located AirAsia Flight 8501 at the bottom of the Java Sea, according to reports.

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