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Missing Airliner Found Using Valeport Equipment

Posted 29 June 2016  |  Company news Product news

The Underwater Detection of Crashed Airplane (Air Asia QZ8501) has been accomplished using a variety of Marine Survey Equipment including Valeport's MiniSVP Sound Velocity Profiler & CTD Monitor as part of the Indonesian National Agency for Search and Rescue recovery effort.

As reported in Hydro International, the Indonesian Association of Marine Survey Contractors launched a survey operation in early January 2015 to support the Indonesian National Agency for Search and Rescue.

The operation was aimed at searching for a commercial plane, Air Asia QZ8501, reported missing on 28 December 2014 over the NW of the Java Sea, Indonesia.

Using MBES, SSS and ROV, major parts of the crashed aeroplane comprising of the tail, seats, body and wings were discovered and located for recovery.