Divers resume search for victims and fuselage of AirAsia jet

Indonesian soldiers carry coffins containing bodies of victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 upon arrival at Indonesian Military Air Force base in Surabaya, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. A massive hunt for the victims of the jet resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, but wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously waited to identify their loved ones. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — At least five ships with equipment that can detect pings emitted by flight data and cockpit voice recorders are on station and the weather has improved in the search for the AirAsia jet that crashed a week ago, killing all 162 people aboard.

The better weather is good news for divers attempting again to locate large objects on the ocean floor believed to be the fuselage.

Related: 4 large objects detected in AirAsia wreckage hunt

Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue director of operations repeated that five large objects have been detected and that officials expect that many passengers and crew will be found trapped inside.

Divers tried to reach the site on Sunday, but rolling seas stirred up silt and mud, leaving them with zero visibility.

In all, 34 bodies have been recovered so far.

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