Rescue crews lifted the tail section of Air Asia Flight 8501 from the bottom of the Java Sea today, but the black boxes were not found inside.
Indonesian officials announced today that sonar equipment found four massive objects at the bottom of the Java Sea, as the search continues for the main wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501.
Recovery teams have detected a large, dark object on the seabed, which is believed to be the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501, which dropped off radar early Sunday.
At least 40 bodies and debris from AirAsia Flight 8501 have been recovered Tuesday morning in the Java Sea. The grim discoveries occurred six miles from where the Airbus 320 last made contact with air traffic controllers Sunday morning.
2 Cessna jets have been dispatched to the area to check for signs of possible wreckage.
David Piper reported the latest from Bangkok this morning as officials now believe that AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea. An Indonesian official said search planes spotted "suspicious" objects about 700 miles from the location where the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers early Sunday.
There are concerns that the disappearance of AirAsia Flight 8501 could be weather-related, since thunderstorms were topping 50,000 feet at the time of the plane’s disappearance.
The State Department says that the United States stands ready to help in the search for missing AirAsia Flight 8501, which disappeared early Sunday morning.
Authorities have suspended the search for missing AirAsia Flight 8501, which vanished early Sunday morning en route from Indonesia to Singapore.