No AirAsia Victim Was Found With Life Jacket, Says Official

Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object near where debris and bodies found.

Fergus Jensen and Gayatri Suroyo
Indonesian military personnel carry coffins of victims recovered from the ill-fated Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, December 31, 2014.
Indonesian military personnel carry coffins of victims recovered from the ill-fated Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, December 31, 2014.Credit: AFP
Fergus Jensen and Gayatri Suroyo

REUTERS - An Indonesian search and rescue official said on Wednesday that none of the bodies recovered so far from the crashed AirAsia jet had been wearing a life jacket.

"There is no victim that has been found wearing a life jacket," said Tatang Zaenudin, deputy head of operations at the national search and rescue agency.

"We found a body at 8.20 a.m. and a life jacket at 10.32 a.m. so there was a time difference. This is the latest information we have," he added.

The same official told Reuters earlier that one of the recovered bodies had been wearing a life jacket.

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