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AirAsia jet missing on flight from Indonesia to Singapore; 162 aboard
AirAsia jet missing on flight from Indonesia to Singapore; 162 aboard

An AirAsia Indonesia commercial flight to Singapore with 162 people on board was missing Sunday after it lost contact with air traffic controllers, according to the airline and aviation officials. Indonesian rescue teams were searching for QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 passenger jet that took off from the Indonesian city of Surabaya at 5:27 a.m. and was traveling over the Java Sea, according to FlightRadar24, a website that monitors global air traffic. The aircraft lost contact at 7:24 a.m., the airline said, when it was traveling in Indonesian air space. AirAsia said in a statement on its Facebook page that the aircraft was on its original flight path but had requested to deviate “due...

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