“I thought it was a person floating in the waves, but once I looked at the photo on my notebook, I noticed that the body had already bloated, so it’s obvious we’re talking about a body,” Lt. Tri Prabowo said.
Indonesian officials confirmed they have spotted several bodies floating in waters near where the missing AirAsia flight was last seen. Images on local television showed at least one bloated corpse.
Developing: 6 bodies have been discovered in the Java Sea near where airplane debris was discovered. http://t.co/lGwfqan5SB— AJE News (@AJENews) 30 декабря 2014
The bodies were then brought to an Indonesian navy ship, National Search and Rescue Director SB Supriyadi told reporters. According to Associated Press, the corpses did not have life vests on.
AirAsia’s Flight QZ8501, flying from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning. The Airbus A320-200 was carrying 155 passengers, mostly Indonesians, and seven crew members.
The missing plane did not transmit any distress signals before disappearing from radar screens above the Java Sea.