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Indonesia says finds large dark object presumed to be AirAsia jet

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 13:40
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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.

[SURABAYA, Indonesia] 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.

REUTERS