Thursday, 01 January 2015 - 18:43
Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims
Indonesian searchers promised an "all-out effort" to locate bodies from AirAsia Flight as international investigators joined the hunt for the ill-fated plane.
Seven bodies have so far been retrieved in the search for the Airbus A320-200, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board during a storm on Sunday en route from Indonesia's city of Surabaya to Singapore.
Two of the dead - one male and one female - have been identified and will be handed over to relatives after formal confirmation on Thursday, police said.
Rough weather yesterday hampered efforts to locate and retrieve more bodies from the sea off the island of Borneo, but conditions improved briefly this morning.