Search For Missing AirAsia Plane Continues

Two days after an AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing with 162 people on board, rescue teams are yet to discover its whereabout.

Bonbang Soelistyo, head of Indonesia’s search-and-rescue agency said the plane could be at the bottom of the sea near Belitung Island where it was suspected to have gone down.

The Airbus A320-200 disappeared early on Sunday on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore. The Pilot did not issue distress alert, it was said.

Five planes, three helicopters, 12 ships and many war ships have been deployed to intensify efforts at rescuing the victims.

The rescue operation was disrupted yesterday by heavy rains, but officials say there is hope that the plane will be found

AirAsia started operation in 2001 and has no record of any disaster or missing aircraft since it was established.

Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia has said the incident is his worst ‘nightmare” ever.

The head of Indonesia’s search-and-rescue agency has suggested the plane could be at the bottom of the sea, but no trace of it has yet been found.

Officials in Surabaya, from where the plane took off, said search teams were only just reaching the area of the Java sea where the plane is believed to be.

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