AirAsia rescuers fail to lift crashed plane fuselage
Indonesian rescuers briefly managed to raise the fuselage of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 from the sea bed before bad weather caused it to sink again. An additional four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage.
Rescue crews lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia plane using inflated lifting bags on Saturday before bad weather and strong currents caused it to sink back to the ocean floor.
“It briefly moved, but because of the strong currents the straps were detached from the fuselage, search operation chief Suryadi Supriyadi said.
The operation to bring the main section of the plane to the surface would continue on Sunday, he added.
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Source News: DW