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Air Asia flight crash; 7 more bodies recovered

Surabaya/Indonesia: Seven more dead bodies have been recovered from the expected crash site of the Air Asia Flight 8501. Sixteen bodies have so far been recovered at a time when the weather plays a spoil sport.

On Friday more ships carrying sensitive equipment arrived to hunt for the fuselage of Air Asia Flight 8501 and the missing passengers.

Henry Bambang Soelistyo, Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency chief said, ‘efforts would be stepped up as long as the weather allows and we will focus on underwater detection.’

Adding ships from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S. had been on the scene since before dawn on Friday to try to pinpoint wreckage and the all-important black boxes, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders.

The Airbus A320 crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday with 162 people on board.

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