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AirAsia QZ8501 fuselage recovery operation suspended


THE Indonesian military has suspended the recovery operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea in December.

Search teams failed to retrieve the fuselage after three days of attempts using a lifting bag.

Officials initially thought bodies were inside, but now say recovering the wreckage is not a priority as they believe no victims remain.

So far only 70 bodies of the 162 people who were on board have been found.

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