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Crashed jet's tail may be raised in hunt for AirAsia 'black boxes'

What is believed to be wreckage from crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea is pictured in this underwater photograph released by Indonesia's National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) January 7, 2015. REUTERS/BASARNAS/Handout via Reuters

What is believed to be wreckage from crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea is pictured in this underwater photograph released by Indonesia's National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) January 7, 2015. REUTERS/BASARNAS/Handout via Reuters

What is believed to be wreckage from crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea is pictured in this underwater photograph released by Indonesia's National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) January 7, 2015. REUTERS/BASARNAS/Handout via Reuters
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The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates near the location where the tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was discovered in the Java Sea January 7, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/Handout via Reuters

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates near the location where the tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was discovered in the Java Sea January 7, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto...more

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates near the location where the tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was discovered in the Java Sea January 7, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/Handout via Reuters
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An Indonesian national search and rescue helicopter flies over a geo-survey ship where the team found the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Java sea January 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Adek Berry/Pool

An Indonesian national search and rescue helicopter flies over a geo-survey ship where the team found the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Java sea January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adek Berry/Pool

An Indonesian national search and rescue helicopter flies over a geo-survey ship where the team found the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Java sea January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adek Berry/Pool
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Indonesian National Armed Forces chief General Moeldoko (front L) briefs navy divers while onboard the navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh in the area where team found the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Java sea January 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Adek Berry/Pool

Indonesian National Armed Forces chief General Moeldoko (front L) briefs navy divers while onboard the navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh in the area where team found the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Java sea January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adek Berry/Pool

Indonesian National Armed Forces chief General Moeldoko (front L) briefs navy divers while onboard the navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh in the area where team found the tail of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Java sea January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adek Berry/Pool
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The Japanese Navy ship Ohnami  is seen from a helicopter searching for victims and debris of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dewanto Samodro/Pool

The Japanese Navy ship Ohnami is seen from a helicopter searching for victims and debris of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dewanto Samodro/Pool

The Japanese Navy ship Ohnami is seen from a helicopter searching for victims and debris of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dewanto Samodro/Pool
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The Japanese Navy Sea Hawk helicopter sits on the deck of the Navy ship Ohnami as it searches for victims and debris of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dewanto Samodro/Pool

The Japanese Navy Sea Hawk helicopter sits on the deck of the Navy ship Ohnami as it searches for victims and debris of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dewanto Samodro/Pool

The Japanese Navy Sea Hawk helicopter sits on the deck of the Navy ship Ohnami as it searches for victims and debris of AirAsia QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, south of Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Dewanto Samodro/Pool
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The body of an AirAsia QZ8501 passenger, recovered from the Java Sea, is carried to an ambulance after it arrived on a Indonesian Search and Rescue (BASARNAS) helicopter at an airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. 
REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

The body of an AirAsia QZ8501 passenger, recovered from the Java Sea, is carried to an ambulance after it arrived on a Indonesian Search and Rescue (BASARNAS) helicopter at an airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015....more

The body of an AirAsia QZ8501 passenger, recovered from the Java Sea, is carried to an ambulance after it arrived on a Indonesian Search and Rescue (BASARNAS) helicopter at an airbase in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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