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Russian Aircraft Finds 30 Objects in AirAsia Crash Search Zone

© East News / AP Photo/Tatan SyuflanaRussia's Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft
Russia's Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft - Sputnik International
Russian search and rescue helicopters are approaching the location where 30 objects and a body in a life jacket have been found by the Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft.

A Russian search and rescue team loads their equipment after arriving on a Beriev Be-200 amphibious plane to support the search for Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501, at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW, January 5 (Sputnik) — A Russian Be-200 amphibious aircraft has found 30 objects and a body within the AirAsia missing plane search zone, Eduard Chizhikov, the head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Task Force in Indonesia, said Monday.

"During the day, Be-200 has conducted aerial reconnaissance in the area of search work. The aircraft has made two sorties, each has lasted two hours. Thirty objects have been found, their coordinates sent to the coordination headquarters of emergency situation consequence liquidation. One of the objects has been practically identified as a body in a life jacket," Chizhikov said.

Russian rescuers unload gears from their Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft upon arrival to reinforce a search operation for the victims and the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 at Pangkalan Bun Airport, Indonesia - Sputnik International
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Russian search and rescue helicopters are approaching the location where the objects have been found, Chizhikov added.

More than 70 Russian rescuers are currently in Indonesia to assist in the search for AirAsia's Airbus A320-200, which crashed into the Java Sea on December 28. Two Russian planes, an Il-76 cargo plane and a Be-200 amphibious aircraft, are being used in the search operation.

AirAsia's Flight QZ8501 was carrying 155 passengers, mostly Indonesians, and seven crew members. The missing plane did not transmit distress signals prior to its disappearance from radar screens.

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