SYDNEY, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) — The Australian Federal Police has sent five forensic experts to Indonesia in order to help identify the particular groups of passengers on AirAsia flight QZ8501, authorities said on Tuesday.
Three Australian disaster victim identification officers as well as Australian civilian forensic experts visited Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, on Tuesday.
Together, they’ll join forces with 260 national and international experts in matching remains with fingerprints, dental records and bone DNA to help you identify the victims.
The Australian authorities also says it is willing to provide more specialist officers when of course, if they are required.
“Australian agencies … stay in ongoing direct exposure to their Indonesian counterparts to present support to the Indonesian respond to the loss of flight QZ8501,” an Australian federal spokesperson said on Tuesday.
“The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has consented to an Indonesian request to supply a flight recorder specialist if needed.”
The plane plunged in to the Java Sea on the way to Singapore on Dec. 28, killing all 162 passengers and crew members aboard.
A total of 37 bodies have until now been located and they are currently at the same time of being identified, as the search for your remaining victims, as well as parts of the aircraft, is ongoing.