AirAsia Crash: Sonar Locates Downed Jet

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The discovery comes one day after bodies and debris were found in the Java Sea

The wreckage of the doomed AirAsia jet appears to have been found. 

Indonesia's search and rescue division says a sonar image has located the upside-down remains of AirAsia Flight 8501 on the floor of the Java Sea, according to CBS News. It is unclear whether the plane was still intact. CNN's Don Lemon shared the news with viewers just before 9 p.m. PST. 

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The find comes on the fourth day of the search, following the flight having lost contact with air traffic control Sunday after departing Indonesia for Singapore. The exact cause of the crash is still unknown as rescue workers continue to track down the plane's black box.

Three days after the aircraft disappeared, search and rescue workers found debris from the flight and six bodies, the first proof that the plane had indeed crashed.

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Indonesian TV aired footage of a bloated body Tuesday, causing grief and tears among family members who were awaiting news at the airport in Surabaya, Indonesia. 

After the initial find of the six bodies, rescue crews continued finding more bodies nearby, 100 miles from land and just six miles from where the jet lost contact with ground control. 

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