Missing Air Asia Plane Search efforts officially end

The Indonesian military stated that it did not find the bodies of any more victims despite pulling out the plane’s fuselage.

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Wreckage of crashed Air Asia Flight QZ8501 play

Wreckage of crashed Air Asia Flight QZ8501

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Efforts to recover the wreckage of the ill-fated Air Asia flight QZ8501 have officially ended.

The Indonesian military stated that it did not find the bodies of any more victims despite pulling out the plane’s fuselage.

“The operation has been ongoing for 30 days so the joint team has been pulled out,” Rear Admiral Widodo, a navy official supervising the operation told Reuters.

“We apologize to the families of the victims. We tried our best to look for the missing victims.”

Searchers have found 70 bodies in the Java Sea since the plane crashed on December 28.

The plane was carrying 162 passengers when it suddenly disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia for a journey to Singapore.

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