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AirAsia Bodies Washed Up 600 Miles from Crash Scene.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Bodies from the AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea just over a month ago are being found more than 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) away from the crash site, local media reported.

Search teams and fishermen in Sulawesi have reported finding six corpses and debris from Flight QZ8501 over the past few days, propelled by monsoon winds and tides since the Dec. 28 disaster, Anadolu news agency reported.

AirAsia crash scene

The main bulk of the Airbus A320-200 lies on the sea floor in the Karimata Strait, off the West coast of Borneo.

On Sunday, fishermen found a body, thought to be that of a child, off the coast of Makassar, a city in Southwestern Sulawesi.

There are still 86 people missingfrom theflight that disappearedduring a journey from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore in bad weather.

Teams resumed operations Sunday after a two-day break following weeks searching in rough seas. The Indonesian military, which had made up the bulk of the search members and equipment, withdrew on Tuesday.

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