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AirAsia Flight Tail Discovery

AirAsia Flight Tail Discovery

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By Sherrie Chen

As the search going on, the tail section of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was found in the Java Sea which raised the possibilities of finding voice recorders (black boxes).

The head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency Bambang Soelistyo said the tail with the logo of AirAsia was found on Wednesday, Jan 7th.

Also at 12:30 of the same day,Tony Fernandes, the CEO of AirAsia Group, tweeted, “I am led to believe the tail section has been found. If right part of tail section then the black box should be there.”

Black boxes are really a big deal for flight searches for they usually tell what happened right before the aircraft crash. And finding the tail section is a huge step in the investigation because the flight data and black boxes are located in the Airbus A320-200, the aircraft model of Flight QZ8501.

However, if is still uncertain where the black boxes are. What being assumed is that the flight recorders didn’t come loose as the plane went down and hit the water.Still, that doesn’t mean the black boxes are surely in the tail and there are possibilities that they might have fallen free, which could create some issues, said said Greg Waldron, the managing editor of Flightglobal, an aviation industry website.

 

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