Indonesian Naval Rear Admiral Widodo was cited by the news agency as pointing out, however, that due to poor visibility and adverse weather conditions, divers were unable to access the plane’s fuselage, where most of the passengers’ bodies are likely to be located. "However we still predict we can evacuate all the bodies from there," Widodo told reporters aboard the warship KRI Banda Aceh, Reuters adds.
According to the Globe and Mail, the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee's head Tatang Kurniadi had already ruled out the possibility of the crash being caused by sabotage. The official had also added that a preliminary report on the accident is to be submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization next week, the newspaper adds.
AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, crashed into the Java Sea on December 28, 2014 while bound from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. A total of 59 victims' bodies, as well as the two flight recorders, have been recovered so far.