Sonar shows suspected wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 on sea bed

By: | Updated: December 31, 2014 11:16 AM

A sonar image showing a large, dark object under the sea was presumed to be the missing AirAsia plane...

AirAsia, AirAsia flight QZ 8501, AirAsia wreckageIndonesian Navy divers unload their gears from a cargo plane upon arrival for the search operation for the victims of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia. (AP)

A sonar image showing a large, dark object under the sea was presumed to be the missing AirAsia plane, an official with Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said on Wednesday.

“It’s about 30-50 metres under water,” said the official, Hernanto.

Crews are standing by to collect and identify bodies from the plane that crashed on Sunday during bad weather on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.

“We are praying it is the plane so the evacuation can be done quickly,” Hernanto said.

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