Jakarta (dpa) – Indonesian search teams found an emergency locator transmitter believed to be part of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea in December, local media reported Sunday.
The device, which was switched off, was plucked from the waters off Majene in West Sulawesi, Kompas.com reported.
It was the second emergency locator transmitter from AirAsia flight QZ8501 found within a week.
National broadcaster Metro TV also reported Sunday that a large piece of debris believed to be part of the plane’s wing was located by a fisherman.
The AirAsia Indonesia plane departed from Surabaya, Indonesia on December 28 en route to Singapore. It fell off the radar midway to its destination after the pilot requested a descent in altitude in order to avoid bad weather. All 162 people on board were killed.