AirAsia flight QZ8501 tail section found

The find is significant because this part of the wreckage could contain the aircraft's black box which is crucial in determining what happened to Flight QZ8501.


AirAsia blockbox QZ8501 tail Tony Fernandes


The tail section of the crashed AirAsia passenger jet has been located by divers in the Java Sea. The find is significant because this part of the wreckage could contain the aircraft’s black box which is crucial in determining what happened to Flight QZ8501. 

The tail section of the plane is upside down and partially buried in the sea floor, said an Indonesian official. At the time of writing, experts are still trying to figure out how to remove the black box from the tail.

Despite bad weather and strong currents during the 12-day search, 41 bodies have so far been retrieved, along with pieces of smaller wreckage.