AirAsia Indonesia (Indonesia AirAsia) (Jakarta) missing flight QZ 8501 remains missing as far as the main portion of Airbus A320-216 PK-AXC (msn 3648). However two large objects have been detected with sonar equipment on the floor of the Java Sea. One object was 31 feet by 15 feet and 20 inches high. 30 bodies have now recovered.
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Meanwhile, the Transport Ministry of Indonesia claims AirAsia Indonesia was not authorized to fly the Surabaya-Singapore route. AirAsia Indonesia has stopped flying the route as the investigation continues.
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On January 2 AirAsia issued this statement:
The Disaster Victim Identification Police Department of Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) today confirmed that the remains of three more passengers on board QZ 8501 were identified as Grayson Herbert Linaksita (male), Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi (female), and Kevin Alexander Sutjipto (male).
The handover of the remains from AirAsia to the families took place earlier today at Bhayangkara Hospital, Surabaya.
Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi was one of the flight attendants on board QZ 8501, and has been with AirAsia Indonesia since January 28, 2013. Khairunisa was well known for her professionalism as well as dedication at work.
Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes together with Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun and CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, Sunu Widyatmoko flew to Palembang today to officially handover the remain of Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi to her family and attended her burial.
To date, DVI POLRI team has identified four remains of QZ 8501 passengers. A total of twenty two remains of QZ 8501 passengers have been recovered.
AirAsia would like to take this opportunity to urge the public seeking for progress on the search and evacuation of QZ 8501 passengers to refer solely to official information from the National Search and Rescue Agency.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of our passengers and colleagues on board QZ 8501.
Further information will be released as soon as it becomes available.
Map: The most probable area for the final location of flight QZ 8501 (from Darren/AirAsia):