On December 30, 2014, the officials of AirAsia confirmed that bodies and debris had been discovered in the Java Sea from the [formerly] missing Flight QZ8501. The plane had lost contact on December 28th in the morning during its travel to Singapore from Surabaya. The plane had 162 people aboard it at the time it went into the sea. There were two pilots, an engineer, four crew members, and 155 passengers (1 infant, 17 children and 137 adults) that comprised the 162.
There has been a great deal of information that has flooded the internet as well as international news outlets; but there are things that you may not be aware of. The following is a listing of five things that you did not know about the flight that you should know.
1. They held hands and the slide was deployed
On December 30th, during an aerial search objects that closely resembled miscellaneous objects, a plane door and the emergency slide. Hours after the discovery, it was confirmed that the discovered items were components of the [then] missing craft. The debris was sighted first by pilot, Lt. Airman Tri Wobowo and he revealed that within the wreckage, the bodied of approximately eight passengers were found holding hands.