Behind The Scenes: The U.S.S. Sampson's Hunt For The AirAsia Black Boxes

ABC News gets an exclusive visit aboard the U.S. Navy ship searching for clues about the downed plane.
1:45 | 01/08/15

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Transcript for Behind The Scenes: The U.S.S. Sampson's Hunt For The AirAsia Black Boxes
If the clock ticking in the race to find a missing black boxes. We took off from Borneo rising above the clouds and over the embassy. Our destination the USS Sampson destroyer plants. Welcome to the ridge where the pilot house is what we call it. Hubble its commanding officer commander Stephen Foley as the commander of this vessel. I am here. Are you hopeful. But we're gonna find a black box I'm very hopeful now that we've found the tail section. I believe the black boxes and the crew on board 340 men and women are working around the clock scanning the horizon for new bodies and you debris. Because part of the ship history anyway. Because of all the mementos in the plaques admirable but we're gonna go down by its owner. Down below its sonar system is still classified we weren't allowed to film it very. Petty officer first class Matthew and is the sonar operators recovery efforts are raising. Being able to find out about boxes so story. Is almost more to know what. There's a anywhere have done here. But with no sign of the black boxes Sampson agrees the success rate with something else. Of the forty or so bodies that have been found this Anderson's crew was recovered fifteen of them. This as a human being I mean. I keep doing news anatomy. And that's would keeps the USS Sampson moving forward. I hope they'll be able to bring closure to others Mohammed Lila ABC news on the USS Sampson in the Java sea.

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