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Search and Rescue Operation Resume for Missing AirAsia Jet

2014-12-29 09:00:04       source:ABC News

December 28, 2014

"A massive search and rescue operation has resumed for an AirAsia Indonesia jet that lost contact with air traffic control over the Java Sea during a flight to Singapore shortly after the pilots requested a change of flight plan because of weather.

One of the ships that is part of the search and rescue effort reached the search location around Belitung Island at approximately 6:49 a.m., a spokeswoman for the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency said.

"Current weather conditions are not desirable," spokeswoman Annisa Noviantri said, explaing why the ship arrived nearly an hour after it was initially planned."

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