Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Religion Today Blog Christian Blog and Commentary

Searchers Find Debris, Bodies Belonging to AirAsia Missing Plane

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Dec 30
  • Comments

Crews continue to search the Java Sea for AirAsia flight 8501 but progress has been made since the plane went missing Sunday morning (Dec. 28). ABC News reports that some debris belonging to the plane have been discovered along with three bodies of passengers. 

 

In a statement, the airline said, "AirAsia Indonesia regrets to inform that The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (BASARNAS) today confirmed that the debris found earlier today is indeed from QZ8501, the flight that had lost contact with air traffic control on the morning of 28th December 2014.” 

 

According to Bambang Soelistyo, the head of BASARNAS, a shadow that appears to be the shape of a plane has been seen in the Java Sea as well. 

 

ABC News reports AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said upon hearing the news of the discovered bodies and plane parts, "My heart is filled with sadness for all the families involved in QZ8501. Words cannot express how sorry I am."

 

 

Publication date: December 30, 2014

Follow Crosswalk.com