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Search operations continue for missing AirAsia Flight Updated: 2014-12-29 16:47:31 KST

An Australian reconnaissance plane has spotted "something" in waters near the area where search operations have been ongoing for missing AirAsia Flight 8501.
Indonesian authorities say the possible debris was seen about 11-hundred kilometers from the last known location of the plane.
Search operations continue for any sign of the missing plane, which officials have said is likely now at the "bottom of the sea."

(Bahasa Indonesia)
"Our evaluation of the coordinates that we received suggest it is underwater, so our presumption now is that the aircraft is under the sea.

Currently ships, planes and helicopters are being used to find the missing aircraft after search operations were suspended Sunday night.
Air traffic control officials say the plane went missing Sunday at 7:24 A-M, local time, after one of the pilots had requested to fly at a higher altitude to avoid storm clouds.
The airliner was flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, when it went missing, 40 minutes into flight above the Java Sea, with 162 passengers on board.
Of the people on board, 155 of them are Indonesian, with one British, Malaysian and Singaporean passenger, and three from Korea.
According to Korea's foreign ministry. the Korean nationals are a couple in their 30's, and their 11-month-old daughter.
The ministry plans to send a surveillance plane as early as late Tuesday, to help in the search and rescue operation.
At a makeshift crisis center in Indonesia's Surabaya airport, distraught relatives, wait for news of their loved ones.

"We are very surprised and very sad. Our grandchild was going to Singapore for a holiday, but the accident happened."

AirAsia is a Malaysia-based, budget airline that travels to 88 destinations, mostly in Southeast Asia.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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