Indonesian air force crew during search for AirAsia flight QZ8501, 2 January 2015
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Air Asia QZ8501: Large objects found in plane search

Search teams scouring the Java Sea for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have found "four large objects", Indonesian officials say.

Search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo said an underwater vehicle was being lowered to take pictures.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian weather agency has said that bad weather was the "biggest factor" behind the crash.

The jet disappeared with 162 people on board while flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore last Sunday.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Pangkalan Bun.

  • 03 Jan 2015
  • From the section Asia
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