A Singaporean navy ship has located the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia plane in the Java Sea, the country’s defence minister said.
Images taken by a remote controlled vehicle from the ship showed parts of the plane’s wing and words on the fuselage, Ng Eng Hen said in a post on his Facebook page.
Indonesian search officials have been notified so that they can begin recovery operations, he said.
The plane disappeared from radar less than halfway into a two-hour flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore on December 28.
It was carrying 162 people, but only 48 bodies have been recovered so far.
Many of the victims are believed to be entombed in the main section of the jet’s cabin.