7 bodies recovered from Java Sea

Dec 31, 2014 8:27 AM by Cheryl Wengren

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) - Bad weather has hindered today's efforts to recover more bodies of those killed in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501.

The plane with 162 people on board plunged into the Java Sea Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore.

So far, rescuers have recovered only seven bodies, including a flight attendant in her AirAsia uniform.

Strong currents are moving what are believed to be large parts of the plane.

A pastor whose church lost about 40 members in the crash today comforted families in the waiting room of the airport from which the plane took off. He said, "Help us, God, to move forward, even though we are surrounded by darkness."


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