Debris resembling objects from a plane were found in the Java Sea on the third day of search for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, and the Indonesian Civil Aviation has confirmed that the debris was from the missing plane.
Some Indonesian officials have also reportedly told local TV that 'victims' have been spotted near the site where AirAsia plane disappeared, according to The Associated Press. Some local media carried photos of what looked like bodies floating in the sea.
The Indonesian search and rescue officials have confirmed that at least one body has been found in the sea. Objects resembling an emergency slide and a plane door were found in the sea, photos of which were shared on Indonesian television and on social media.
Ten such objects that looked like life rafts and orange tubes were seen floating in the sea during an aerial search in the area where the plane is believed to have crashed on Sunday.
"We spotted about 10 big objects and many more small white-coloured objects which we could not photograph. The position is 10 kilometres from the location the plane was last captured by radar," Indonesian air force official Agus Dwi Putranto said at a press conference.
"It is not really clear... it could be the wall of the plane or the door of the plane," he said.
Several objects spotted in the sea on Monday turned out to be false alarms.
Photo taken from an Indonesian aircraft over the Java Sea shows possible plane debris from the missing AirAsia flight pic.twitter.com/vh7mvBqdgZ
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) December 30, 2014
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