Since the disappearance of the AirAsia flight with 162 people on board a relentless search for the plane has been ongoing, and it has started yielding some results.
Unlike some of the other missing flights where nothing has been seen or heard about since their disappearance, officials have announced at least 40 bodies has been found believed to be from the missing Flight QZ8501.
The bodies were found along with floating debris in the Java Sea, off the Indonesian port of Borneo, according to the BBC.
Whilst wreckage has not been found yet, officials say some has been spotted beneath the bodies and debris and that there was a 95% certainty they come from the missing plane.
The search continues, and at this rate the rest of the bodies and the plane’s wreckage should be found soon.
The AirAsia Flight QZ8501carrying 162 people lost contact with air traffic control late Saturday night, two hours into a three hour flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
The pilot had requested a ‘flight deviation’ due to bad weather, requesting to climb to higher altitude when contact was lost.
There were 155 passengers on board, comprising 138 adults, 16 children, and one infant: as well as 7 crew members.