December 30th, 2014
10:11 AM ET

Debris, bodies found from AirAsia Flight 8501

(CNN) - A grim discovery in the waters off Indonesia on Tuesday dealt a heartbreaking blow to families whose loved ones were lost on AirAsia Flight QZ8501, and their anguish was felt around the world.

Debris from the plane was spotted about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the aircraft's last known location over the Java Sea, off the coast of Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on Borneo.

Two bodies were spotted as well, Indonesian navy official Manahan Simorangkir told CNN. The body of a woman was recovered, but large waves have prevented crews from getting to the second body, Simorangkir said.

"To the relatives, I feel your loss, and all of us pray that all of the families are given the strength and fortitude during this incident," Indonesian President Joko Widodo told journalists. He then went to meet with families.

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