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Search and recovery teams expand the hunt for wreckage and victims of a passenger jet that crashed into the Java Sea on December 28.
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National Search and Rescue Agency personnel carry the seats of AirAsia Flight 8501 after being airlifted by a U.S. Navy helicopter at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.
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National Search and Rescue Agency personnel carry the seats of AirAsia Flight 8501 after being airlifted by a U.S. Navy helicopter at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.

Commander of Indonesian Navy ship KRI Bung Tomo Col. Yayan Sofyan holds a piece of the AirAsia Flight 8501 recovered in search operations for the ill-fated jetliner, during a press conference at the Navy's Eastern Fleet Naval Base in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.
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Commander of Indonesian Navy ship KRI Bung Tomo Col. Yayan Sofyan holds a piece of the AirAsia Flight 8501 recovered in search operations for the ill-fated jetliner, during a press conference at the Navy's Eastern Fleet Naval Base in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.

Members of a navigation ship KN Jadayat prepare a beacon buoy to begin the search operations for the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 at Kumai Port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.
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Members of a navigation ship KN Jadayat prepare a beacon buoy to begin the search operations for the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 at Kumai Port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.

A relative of a victim of AirAsia Flight 8501 cries as she waits for the handover of the body to the family at a police hospital in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.
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A relative of a victim of AirAsia Flight 8501 cries as she waits for the handover of the body to the family at a police hospital in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2015.

Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501, recovered from the Java Sea, are carried after they were offloaded from a U.S. Navy helicopter at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia,  Jan. 5, 2015.
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Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501, recovered from the Java Sea, are carried after they were offloaded from a U.S. Navy helicopter at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia,  Jan. 5, 2015.

Members of the National Search And Rescue Agency and Indonesian soldiers carry the coffins of the victims who were aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 5 2015.
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Members of the National Search And Rescue Agency and Indonesian soldiers carry the coffins of the victims who were aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 5 2015.

Crew members of Indonesian Navy ship KRI Bung Tomo show airplane seats from AirAsia Flight 8501 recovered in search operations for the ill-fated jetliner, during a press conference at the Navy's Eastern Fleet Naval Base in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2014.
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Crew members of Indonesian Navy ship KRI Bung Tomo show airplane seats from AirAsia Flight 8501 recovered in search operations for the ill-fated jetliner, during a press conference at the Navy's Eastern Fleet Naval Base in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Jan. 5, 2014.

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