Thirty Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Wreckage



Thirty bodies of the 162 on board AirAsia QZ8501 have been recovered, and searchers found what appears to be the A320’s tail at the bottom of the Java Sea, the L.A. Times reported Friday.A U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter took eight bodies to Borneo island while four more bodies remained on the Sampson, a San Diego-based Navy destroyer, according to the Times’ report.An Indonesian navy ship equipped with sonar detectors found what might be the tail of the jet.

Ships and aircraft from various countries, some with detection equipment, worked an 8,380-square-mile search area Friday, but officials remain concerned about the weather, The Associated Press reported. Rain, strong winds and 13-foot waves are forecast until Sunday, dispersing debris and preventing aircraft and vessels from operating. Officials have said it could take at least a week to find the flight and voice data recorders. AirAsia 8501 disappeared Sundaywith 162 people on board while en routeto Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia.The crew had asked for a weather diversion and a climb from 32,000 to 38,000 feet when communications were lost.