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AirAsia crash: Divers hunt for black box, struggle to penetrate jet’s tail

AirAsia crash: Divers hunt for black box, struggle to penetrate jet’s tail
Searchers spotted the tail section - where the black box is located - in the choppy waters 30 kms from the plane’s last known location Wednesday, a day after divers joined the multi- national hunt.

Persistent bad weather with strong currents, huge waves and high winds delayed efforts to reach the fuselage believed to contain remaining victims besides the black box.

The black box contains the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, crucial to determine the cause of the December 28 crash that claimed all 162 lives on board the ill- fated AirAsia Flight QZ8501, en route from Indonesia’s Surabaya city to Singapore.

Another body was on Thursday retrieved bringing the total number of bodies recovered so far to 41, and will be sent for identification in Surabaya.

At least two more bodies are drifting underwater but search teams are unable to recover them.
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