Indonesia Asks US to Help in Flight Search
There is confirmation that debris found on the Java Sea is a 95% certainty it is from the AsiaAir 8501.
Debris including reports of bodies in the water are now being reported. The location of the debris is reportedly six miles, or ten kilometres from the last reported location of AirAsia 8501.
“My heart is full of sadness”, is the latest tweet from the top executive of AirAsia.
The news has been shared with the family members of passengers.
The news comes as Indonesia has asked for help from the United States to help find the plane. It is now likely that the National Transportation Safety Board may be asked to help investigate the now reported crash of the Airbus.
AirAsia Indonesia has received confirmation from The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (BASARNAS) that an international search and rescue mission from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia has been mobilized in the search of flight QZ8501. The mission in Surabaya has resumed today at 06.00 AM LT (GMT+7).
AirAsia Indonesia continue to support these efforts and has been actively cooperating with the search and rescue authorities.
AirAsia Indonesia’s primary focus remains on the families and Sunu Widyatmoko, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Indonesia is currently stationed at the family centre in Surabaya. We have been keeping the families updated on the search and rescue efforts as well as provide emotional support. Another group of AirAsia officials are providing the same to the families based in Singapore.
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