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AirAsia flight QZ8501 recovery mission to wrap up

Recovery support for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501.
Recovery support for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501. Image by Naval Surface Warriors / CC BY-SA 2.0

Indonesia will reportedly end recovery operations for crashed AirAsia flight QZ850 within two weeks. A total of 109 bodies have been recovered from the Airbus A320 since it crashed into the Java Sea last December en route from Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. The news follows an Australian government announcement on Monday that the continuation of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished without a trace shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on 8 March, 2014, would be reassessed sometime around May. Read more: channelnewsasia.com