Debris found in Central Kalimantan in AirAsia search

Debris found in Central  Kalimantan in AirAsia search
An AFP photographer on the search flight that spotted the possible debris said he had seen objects in the sea resembling a life raft, life jackets and long orange tubes.

INDONESIA - Air Force Operations Commander (Pangkoopsau 1) Air Commodore Agus Dwi Putranto said that they spotted about 10 objects in one of AirAsia jet search mission areas.

"The position is 10 kilometers from the location the aircraft was last captured by radar and 105 nautical mile or 190 kilometers from Pangkalan Bun [Central Kalimantan[" Agus said Tuesday.

The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) confirms that the joint search team has found 10 pieces of debris during its search for the ill-fated AirAsia Indonesia aircraft southwest of Pangkalan Bun in Central Kalimantan.

Basarnas spokesman M. Yusuf Latif said on Tuesday that a CN maritime patrol aircraft from the Indonesian Air Force first discovered the debris during a search on Tuesday morning.

The location of the debris matched information from two fishermen in Pangkalan Bun who said that they heard a thud and saw explosions on Sunday morning, Yusuf said.

According to Yusuf, after being notified of the discovery, Basarnas immediately dispatched a chopper to the location.

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