An Australian Orion aircraft early this morning detected suspicious objects near Nangka island, about 160 kilometres south-west of Pangkalan Bun, near central Kalimantan, which is about 1,120 kilometres from the location where the plane lost contact while an Indonesian helicopter saw two oily spots in the search area a few hours later, Indonesian officials report.
Several victims have been recovered from the search zone, the Indonesian Navy stated. Objects resembling parts of the plane, as well as the alleged plane shadow underwater, were seen in the same area.
“There was a man swaying on the waves. After I looked at the photo carefully on my laptop, I understood it was a human body,” a lieutenant of the Indonesian Air Force told local media.
— The Jakarta Globe (@thejakartaglobe) December 30, 2014