Singapore ship finds AirAsia jet fuselage

Singapore ship finds AirAsia jet fuselage
Dr Ng Eng Hen said that images taken by the Singapore ship show part of the wing and words on the fuselage of Air Asia flight QZ8501.

SINGAPORE - Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on his Facebook page on Wednesday that a Singapore Navy ship has located the fuselage of the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501.

Dr Ng said at about 5.50pm that the Chief of Navy, Rear-admiral Lai Chung Han, "just informed me that one of SAF's ships, the MV Swift Rescue, has located the fuselage of the AirAsia plane in the Java Sea".

"Images taken by the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) show part of the wing and words on the fuselage," he wrote.

He said that Singapore has informed the Indonesian search authority, BASARNAS.

Dr Ng said that he hoped that the families of the victims can get some form of closure with the discovery and subsequent recovery of the fuselage.

He also thanked all Singapore servicemen who helped in the search.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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