AirAsia Indonesia (Indonesia AirAsia) (Jakarta) tail section from flight QZ 8501 from the pictured Airbus A320-216 PK-AXC (msn 3648) which was operated on a flight from Surabaya to Singapore with 162 passengers and crew members has been located by divers in the Java Sea. In addition, a section of the fuselage with the aircraft’s PK-AXC registration marks has also been located in the Java Sea. It is now hoped the flight data recorders (not black boxes) will be located near the located tail section.
Tony Fernandes, CEO of the AirAsia Group, stated on his Twitter account; “I am led to believe the tail section has been found. If right part of tail section then the black box should be there.”
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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-216 PK-AXC at Singapore before the tragic accident.
Video: First images of the tail and registration markings: