Kusuf Kalla, the vice president of Indonesia, said that the cannot confirm if it has been traced any object from the missing flight QZ8501. Authorities declared that the oils spill found in the search areas, was not from the missing jet.
The second day of search for the airAsia jet brought no concrete results, as Indonesian search teams believe that the most probable the plane is at the bottom of the sea. The assumption was based on the tracking flight of the plane and the last known coordinates.
“Based on our coordinates, we expect it is in the sea, so for now (we think) it is on the sea floor,” declared, Soelistyo, head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency.
Even so, the exact place of the crashing is yet to be found, and Indonesian search crews may need the help of other countries to conduct an underwater search.
Countries such Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and South Korea sent ships and planes to help the search. China also offered to help and assist Indonesia in the searches. According to Soelistyo, Indonesia accepted the help of the United States, France and Britain, for the underwater searches, as Indonesia is not well equipped.
The searching of AirAsia Flight QZ8501is being conducted with all the means possible. Indonesian authorities are using planes, ships, helicopters that are on the look out.
Officials are unclear whether the weather was the main factor which caused the disappearance of the jet, but right now, weather is the main thing affecting the undergoing searches. The weather situation on Sunday didn’t present favourable search conditions, as there were large waves and heavy clouds. Monday, bad weather continued and searches were delayed. According to the vice president of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, despite of the situation, searches won’t be stopped and no time limit will be set for the operation.
AirAsia jet, an AirbusA320-200 disappeared in Indonesian airspace after the pilot didn’t manage to get permission to fly higher in order to avoid bad weather conditions. Five minutes after asking for permission, the aircraft lost all contact with land. According to AirAsia when last hearing from it, the jet was situated near Belitung Island in Indonesia. The plane was traveling on Sunday, from the Indonesian city, Surabaya to Singapore and had on board 162 people from which 16 children and one infant.
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