Reports: Sonar locates wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501

Indonesian Navy airmen search the waters near Bangka Island for debris from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in a navy fixed wing patrol craft near Bangka Island, Indonesia.

Indonesian search and rescue officials say a sonar image appears to show the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 at the bottom of the Java Sea, CBS News and CNN report.

The reports say it remains unclear if the sonar image reveals an intact plane, or only a portion of the wreckage.

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Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the jetliner to crash in shallow Indonesian waters with 162 people aboard and efforts to recover bodies from the crash are ongoing.

The jet vanished from radar in bad weather Sunday morning. After more than two days of searching, the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency confirmed Tuesday that debris and bodies from the aircraft were found in the Karimata Strait, off the coast of Borneo.

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