AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash - Live: Radar data shows 'unbelievably steep climb' that could have pushed plane beyond its limits

The salvage operation to recover victims of the crash continues today

Lizzie Dearden@lizziedearden
Wednesday 31 December 2014 12:10
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Pilot and co-pilot of the Indonesian air force keep a look out during search and rescue operations for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501
Pilot and co-pilot of the Indonesian air force keep a look out during search and rescue operations for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

The operation to recover the victims of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 disaster continues today as families of the 162 people on board mourn their loss.

Latest developments:

The last traces of hope disappeared yesterday when bodies were spotted floating in the Java Sea alongside suitcases, lifejackets and wreckage, confirming fears that the plane had crashed.

Investigators are trying to piece together the fatal final minutes of the Airbus A320, as it flew through storms on its way from Surabaya, in Indonesia, to Singapore on Sunday.

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