Tail of AirAsia plane recovered; Search for the black boxes continues

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NBC — The tail of the AirAsia plane has been found. The wreckage was lifted out of the Java Sea on Saturday – 2 weeks after the plane went missing.


It was not immediately clear whether the black boxes that hold the data recorders that investigators have been looking for were in the tail upon recovery, or if they were dislodged from the plane when it crashed.

Those black boxes may be the key to solving the mystery of Flight 8501.

According to NBC, the tail was hoisted from a depth of about 100 feet using inflatable bags that were attached to the rear of the aircraft and a crane to lift it onto a rescue ship.

Four more bodies were found on Friday — two of them still strapped in their seats on the ocean floor — bringing the total to 48.

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