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(CNN) - Sea operations specialist Captain Tim Taylor, CNN aviation analyst Jeff Wise and CNN safety analyst David Soucie discuss the search progress for AirAsia Flight QZ8501.
(CNN) - As families of the victims of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 struggle to come to grips with their loved ones being gone, Indonesian authorities are searching the sea for more wreckage and more victims.
Officials are now bringing bodies to a mid-way point, so they can start the grim process of identifying them.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports live from Borneo.
(CNN) - A sad homecoming for some of the passengers on the doomed jet, as two bodies - victims recovered from the Java Sea - arrived in Surabaya, the same city their fated plane left early Sunday morning.
The numbered caskets, escorted by rescue workers and soldiers, hammered home the devastating reality that the 162 souls who boarded AirAsia Flight QZ8501, including 18 children, are almost certainly all gone. So far, Indonesian officials say rescue teams have recovered a total of seven bodies, including a woman wearing a flight attendant's uniform.
All of them will ultimately wind up at hospitals or morgues for the grim but necessary process of examining and identifying the bodies, to give families closure and to look for any evidence that might strip away the layers of mystery about how this jet went down.
Clues that might give the families and friends of the passengers - and the world - some answers.
CNN's Andrew Stevens reports live from Surabaya on the latest.
(CNN) - The array of ships, planes, helicopters, and divers looking for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 had to abort yesterday's search two hours early as heavy rain, wind, and towering waves shrouded the scene in a misty dark fog.
Efforts remain focused on the Karimata Strait where crews first spotted debris. Indonesian officials now say they think the plane's main fuselage might be there as well.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux joins "The Lead" with the latest on the hunt for the wreckage.
(CNN) - While the discovery of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 debris is no doubt a gut punch to anyone who had been holding out hope that there were survivors, analysts can now start to piece together just what brought down this plane.
CNN's aviation correspondent Rene Marsh joins "The Lead" to discuss the latest in the search efforts.