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Recovering AirAsia
By Reuters -

The flight data recorder of AirAsia QZ8501 is transferred to another container at the airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 12, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Indonesian divers hold the flight data recorder of AirAsia QZ8501 on board the navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh, in the Java Sea January 12, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Adek Berry/Pool

An Indonesian investigator from the National Transportation Safety Committee hands a cutting tool to a police officer while standing inside part of the tail of the AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane in Kumai Port, near Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 12, 2015. Photo: Reuters
/Darren Whiteside

People watch as a section of the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane is lifted off a ship and onto the back of a truck, the day after it was lifted from the seabed, in Kumai Port, near Pangkalan Bun, central Kalimantan January 11, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

The flight data recorder from AirAsia QZ8501 is placed into a container upon its arrival at the airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 12, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

An Airbus investigator walks near part of the tail of the AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane in Kumai Port, near Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 12, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

A section of the tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 passenger plane is seen on the deck of the rescue ship Crest Onyx, a day after it was lifted from the seabed, as crew try to lift it off the ship in Kumai Port, near Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 11, 2015. Photo: Reuters
/Darren Whiteside

The tail of AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane is lifted onto the deck of the rescue ship Crest Onyx after it was raised from the sea bed, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 10, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Prasetyo Utomo/Pool

The tail of AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane is seen on the deck of the rescue ship Crest Onyx from an Indonesian Super Puma military helicopter after it was lifted from the sea bed, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 10, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Prasetyo Utomo/Pool

Members of the Indonesian navy lift two dead bodies onto the navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh during an operation to lift the tail of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java sea January 9, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Adek Berry/Pool

Indonesian navy personnel pray on board the navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh during their efforts to lift the tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, in the Java Sea January 9, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Adek Berry/Pool

Debris from AirAsia QZ8501, recovered from the Java Sea, is carried from an Indonesian Search and Rescue (BASARNAS) helicopter in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 9, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Indonesian Navy frogmen and underwater demolition unit personnel on a boat carrying bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501, look as a body is lifted (unseen) to the Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh, at sea, January 3, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Adek Berry/Pool

The reverse side of debris resembling an aircraft window panel recovered by the Republic of Singapore Navy, January 4, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Singapore Ministry of Defense

Indonesian military personnel carry caskets containing the remains of passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, recovered off the coast of Borneo, at a military base in Surabaya, January 3, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

Indonesian navy divers prepare operations to lift the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 from the Java sea January 9, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Adek Berry/Pool

The bodies of AirAsia QZ8501 passengers, recovered from the Java Sea, are lifted off of an Indonesian Search and Rescue (BASARNAS) helicopter at an airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 9, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Indonesian police stand near a Beriev Be-200 amphibious plane carrying equipment for Russian rescue teams searching for AirAsia QZ8501 at the airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, January 4, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Indonesian military personnel sit next to caskets containing the remains of passengers onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, recovered off the coast of Borneo, at a military base in Surabaya, January 3, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

Naval personnel carry air balloons into a NC212 aircraft at Juanda airbase in Surabaya, January 8, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Eric Ireng/Antara Foto

Sailors from the US Navy's USS Fort Worth searching in the Java Sea for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 make preparations to launch a Tow Fish side scan sonar system from the ship's 11-m rigid hull inflatable boat, January 4, 2015. Photo: US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos

Crew members of an Indonesian Air Force NAS 332 Super Puma helicopter look out of the windows during a search operation for the victims and wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 over the Java Sea, Indonesia, January 5, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Tatan Syuflana/Pool