AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501

AS PER 25 JANUARY 2015 21:00 HRS LT (GMT+7)

SURABAYA, 25TH JANUARY 2015 – The search and rescue operations continued this morning as SAR vessels mobilized around the focus search area and SAR divers descended into the sea to attempt to float the fuselage wreckage from the Java Sea floor. However, the floating mission unfortunately continued to be hampered by the rough sea conditions.

The SAR team was able to recover one additional passenger from inside the wreckage today. The recovered passenger is in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo.

The Disaster Victim Identification Police Department Republic of Indonesia (DVI POLRI) today announced that two passengers were identified as: Herumanto Tanus (male) and Lia Sari (female).

To date, BASARNAS has confirmed to have recovered a total of 70 remains of which 52 remains have been identified by DVI POLRI, 17 remains are still being identified and 1 remain has yet to arrive at Bhayangkara Hospital, Surabaya.

AirAsia Indonesia would like to take this opportunity to urge the public seeking progress on the search and evacuation and identification process of QZ 8501 passengers to refer solely to official information from BASARNAS and DVI POLRI.

You may also obtain substantiated information only from authorised AirAsia social media accounts: Facebook ( and Twitter (

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of our passengers and colleagues on board QZ 8501.

Note to Editors: We ask that members of the news media do not call the AirAsia Emergency Call Centre, as this line is reserved for family members seeking information about those who may have been on board.

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