Indonesia calls off search for remaining AirAsia victims

Author: Associated Press
Published: Updated:
Kentaro Iemoto/ MGN

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia has called off the search for the remaining victims of the AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea.

All 162 people aboard Airbus A320-200 died when it went down Dec. 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, to Singapore. So far, 106 bodies have been recovered, the last three last week from the underwater wreckage.

The operations director of the National Search and Rescue Agency says the final retrieval operations ended Tuesday night.

The main search and rescue operation had been called off March 3, but small-scale efforts continued for another two weeks at the request of the victims’ families.

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