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AirAsia Search: 5th Object Found, Indonesia Says

Indonesian police stand on the deck of a National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) ship during a search operation for the
Indonesian police stand on the deck of a National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) ship during a search operation for the victims of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 on the Java Sea, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Indonesian officials were hopeful Saturday they were honing in on the wreckage of the ill-fated jetliner after sonar equipment detected large objects on the ocean floor, one week after the plane went down in stormy weather. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

JAKARTA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located a fifth large object on the seabed, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Sunday.

The Indonesia AirAsia Airbus AIR.PA A320-200 plunged into the Java Sea one week ago while en route from Indonesia's second-biggest city Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. No survivors have been found.

Bad weather was again hindering the search teams with diving suspended, said Soelistyo, adding that 31 bodies of the mostly Indonesian passengers and crew now having been recovered. (Reporting by Adriana Nina Kusuma and Nilufar Rizki; Writing by Michael Taylor; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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