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Bad weather hampers recovery of AirAsia flight
« on: December 31, 2014, 01:12:13 PM »

 Bad weather hampered efforts on Wednesday to recover scores of bodies from the crash site of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, as distraught relatives waited for news and gave their DNA to help identify loved ones.

Although officials promised a huge recovery operation, rough conditions made it difficult for helicopters to fly over the area in the Java Sea where several bodies and debris from the ill-fated Airbus A320-200 were found a day earlier.

In Indonesia's second-biggest city Surabaya, where the plane had departed for Singapore early on Sunday, drained and emotional relatives of the 162 people on board gathered at a crisis centre to hand over documents and medical records.

Among them was Hadi Widjaja, 60, who was preparing a Muslim funeral for his son Andreas and daughter-in-law Enny Wahyuni.

"I am anxious to know if the rescuers have found their bodies.

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