Special diver team on way to AirAsia crash site

Special diver team on way to AirAsia crash site
A view from an Indonesian Navy maritime surveillance plane as it returns from a mission to search for wreckage and the remains of passengers onboard the AirAsia QZ8501 flight, over the Karimata Strait south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 1, 2015.

The naval vessel KRI Banda Aceh was approaching the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash site in the waters off Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, at noon on Friday, with 57 members of the military's special diving team, the Frog Troops, on board.

The KRI Banda Aceh and the Frog Troops are expected to arrive at the location by around 2 p.m on Friday to recover more plane debris and the bodies of any passengers still on board the plane, kompas.com reported.

The Frog Troops will dive to the bed of the Java Sea as the joint Search and Rescue (SAR) operation team believes that many of the passengers are still strapped into their seats in the plane.

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