AirAsia flight QZ8501: Object spotted in sea not from missing plane - Indonesia V-P Kalla

Indonesia Vice-President Jusuf Kalla (left) at a press conference after meeting with family members of passengers onboard the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, outside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on Dec 29, 2014.
Indonesia Vice-President Jusuf Kalla (left) at a press conference after meeting with family members of passengers onboard the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, outside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on Dec 29, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (AFP) - An object spotted during a sea search for an AirAsia plane was not from the aircraft, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Monday after reports that an Australian surveillance aircraft had found something.

"It has been checked and no sufficient evidence was found to confirm what was reported," Kalla told a press conference at Surabaya airport from where the ill-fated plane departed.

Australia, Singapore and Malaysia have deployed planes and ships to assist in the Indonesian search for Flight QZ8501, which disappeared over the Java Sea on Sunday en route to Singapore.