AirAsia flight QZ8501: Indonesia accepts Singapore's offer of locator detectors

Senior investigator Steven Teo of the Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore explaining to the media the functions of the various components of the Underwater Locater Beacon Detector System.  Indonesia has accepted Singapore's offer of t
Senior investigator Steven Teo of the Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore explaining to the media the functions of the various components of the Underwater Locater Beacon Detector System.  Indonesia has accepted Singapore's offer of two teams of specialists and two sets of underwater locator beacon detectors to assist in locating the data recorders of missing flight QZ8501.
A close-up of a flight recorder with parts from the Underwater Locator Beacon Detector System in the background. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
A close-up of a flight recorder with parts from the Underwater Locator Beacon Detector System in the background. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Indonesia has accepted Singapore's offer of two teams of specialists and two sets of underwater locator beacon detectors to assist in locating the flight data recorders of the missing Indonesia AirAsia aircraft, QZ8501.

The Transport Ministry (MOT) on Monday afternoon said that the four specialists from the Ministry's Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) and their equipment are ready to be deployed, pending the Indonesian authorities' activation.

It added that further updates will be provided once more information is available.

Currently, Singapore has military aircraft and vessels helping with the search-and-locate mission.