Bengaluru, Dec 31: Four days after AirAsia flight tragedy, Surabaya Police on Wednesday, Dec 31 collected DNA samples from 30 immediate family members of the passengers who lost their lives following the plane crash.
After collecting the samples, police informed that identification process of the bodies will be taken place at a hospital in Surabaya.
The first two bodies from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 arrived in Indonesia's Surabaya on Wednesday. Relatives of the ill-fated passengers have been called to identify the bodies.
Meanwhile, several mysterious theories have surfaced as search and rescue operation team recovered recovered a body from the crashed AirAsia plane. The victim was wearing a life jacket. An official was quoted as saying, "This morning, we recovered a total of four bodies and one of them was wearing a life jacket."
Experts raised questions speculating what might have happened just before the tragedy. The fully-clothed bodies indicate the Airbus A320-200 was intact when it hit the water and support a theory that it suffered an aerodynamic stall.
Neil Hansford, a former pilot and chairman of consultancy firm Strategic Aviation Solutions, was quoted as saying, "The fact that the debris appears fairly contained suggests the aircraft broke up when it hit the water, rather than in the air."
AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared soon after taking off from Surabaya in Indonesia for Singapore and could not be traced. The pilots of the plane had sought permission from the Indonesian air traffic control due to bad weather and the plane lost control thereafter.
A massive search operation was launched to trace the aircraft. On Tuesday, bodies and debris from the crashed aircraft were spotted and the recovery mission took off.