Indonesia says finds large dark object presumed to be AirAsia jet


  • World
  • Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A sonar image showing a large, dark object under the sea was presumed to be the missing AirAsia plane, an official with Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Wednesday.

"It's about 30-50 metres under water," said the official, Hernanto.

Crews are standing by to collect and identify bodies from the plane that crashed on Sunday during bad weather on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.

"We are praying it is the plane so the evacuation can be done quickly," Hernanto said.

(Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; writing by Michael Taylor; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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