Australian Search Plane Spots Debris & Oil Slick on Edge of Search Area for Missing Flight #QZ8501

An Australian search aircraft spotted debris and an oil slick on the edge of the search area for missing flight QZ8501.
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The Sydney Morning Herald reported:

An Australian Orion search aircraft has spotted debris and an oil slick on the edge of the search area for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, but ships in the area have been unable to find anything on the water.

Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla confirmed the news late on Monday that debris had been found, saying the navy and search and rescue authorities have “verified reports”.

However, they could not yet tell if the wreckage came from the missing aircraft.

“The report says that, but the information is not clear yet,” he said.

The Minister for Transport, Ignasius Jonan, later clarified that ships had already been to the area but had found nothing.

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